Hagatna Things to Do

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    Plaza De Espana

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    The Plaza De Espana is located at the center of Hagatna and was originally the Governor General Residence in Guam but the structures were destroyed by World War II. The Plaza De espana is just Beside the Main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Guam, Among the three surviving structures at the Plaza De Espana are the three-arch gate to Almacen (Arsena), the Azotea or back porch, and the Chocolate House (a rounded brick house where the wife of the Governor General makes Chocolate drinks). there was a former baseball field in front of the Plaza but today the Kiosko (bandstand) stands in the former baseball field.

    It is located at the center of Hagatna, just across the street from Agana Shopping Center and you can ride a south loop trolley bus to Guam premium outlets and transfer to the Agana Shopping Loop then cross the street to plaza de espana or stop at the trolley stop at Latte Stone Park then cross the street to Plaza De Espana.

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    Dulce Nombre De Maria Cathedral Basilica

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    The Dulce Nombre De Maria Cathedral basilica is the Main Church of the Roman Catholic Church in Guam. It was built under the guidance of the Blessed Diego De San Vitores. Today, the Cathedral-Basilica serves as local landmark and is home to a community of parishioners who regularly attend Sunday Masses, sacred liturgies and annual events. It is also a place where Guam's visitors embrace the island's rich Catholic history and identity.

    It is located at the center of Hagatna, just across the street from Agana Shopping Center and you can ride a south loop trolley bus to Guam premium outlets and transfer to the Agana Shopping Loop then cross the street to plaza de espana then the Cathedral or stop at the trolley stop at Latte Stone Park then cross the street to Plaza De Espana and then to the Cathedral.

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    Mini Statue of Liberty

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    The Mini Statue of Liberty her in the Paseo de Susana Park near the Hagatna Boat Basin is not made the original maker of the Statue of Liberty frederic bartholdi ok hehehe). It was donated by the Boy Scouts of America guam chapter for their 40th Anniversary in 1950 and the Mini Liberty Statue provides a nice photo activity for tourist here at the Paseo de Susana Park.

    If you happen to be going to the Chamorro Village, you can drop by the statue of liberty at the Paseo de Susana Park and the Chief Quepuha Statue which are just a stone's throw away from the Chamorro Village.

    Paseo de Susana Park, Near Marine Corps Drive, Hagatna Guam (take the Hagatna Chamorro bus trolley that stops at Chamorro Village then a 5 minute walk to the park or take the Agana Shopping Route Trolley, stop at Agana Shopping Center then walk north for 15 minutes.

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    Chamorro Vilage

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    The I-Sengsong Chamorro Village is a showpiece of the chamorro cultural heritage here in Hagatna Boat Basin Area near the Sea. The area started in the 1980's and was planned to be a Showcase of Chamorro Culture and Activity and also to be a tourist attraction.

    The area is a beehive of activity during wednesdays because of the Chamorro Night Market from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm where the area becomes lively. However, during the regular days besides wednesdays, the area is a virtual ghost town as most of the shops, restaurants, souvenir shops and half of the food stalls at the food court being closed. But There are still some shops open for the occasional tourists that go to the village from the big tour buses that pass by it or via the Hagatna Chamorro Bus Service of the Trolley Companies in Tumon. You can also take the Trolley to Agana Shopping Center to save on costs for the $ 10 round trip of the Hagatna Chamorro trolley and bus service and do a 15 minute walk from Agana Shopping Center to the Chamorro Village (about 3/4 mile walk or 1.1 kilometers). The regular Shopping trolley has stops at the Agana Shopping Center.

    Chamorro Village is Open Everyday:

    10:00 am to 6:00 pm (mondays to saturdays)
    10:00 am to 10:00 pm wednesdays
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sundays

    There are just so many items and commodities such as local shirts, clothes, beachwear, trinkets, handcrafted souvenirs, and fruits. Many of the souvenir shops at the chamorro village are owned by koreans. Food at the Food Courts are cheap at 3 course or 4 course dishes (chamorro, filipino, thai, korean, japanese, american, vietnamese) at $ 7-10 and you can also buy assorted coolers, smoothies, juices at $ 2 to 5 depending on the cup size.

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    Paseo de Susana Park and Chief Quepuha Statue

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    If you happen to be going to the Chamorro Village in Hagatna while walking from the Agana Shopping Center and crossing over to Marine Corps Drive, you will pass by the Chief Quepuha Statue and park which are just a stone's throw away from the Chamorro Village. The Mini Park is located near the Hagatna Boat Basin. Chief Quipuha was the Chief of Hagatna when the Jesuits led by Padre Diego Luis de San Vitores arrived in 1668. Chief Quipuha accepted the Catholic religion and was the first Chamorro Chief to permit himself to be baptized. As Chief, or high-ranking male in the Chamorro matriarchal society of the time, Quipuha had the authority to hand down decisions with the advice and consent of the highest ranking woman in his clan. He granted the land on which the first Catholic Church in Guam was constructed and hence this tribute to the Chief by the Government of Guam.

    Paseo de Susana Park is Near Marine Corps Drive, Hagatna Guam (take the Hagatna Chamorro bus trolley that stops at Chamorro Village then a 5 minute walk to the park besides it or take the Agana Shopping Route Trolley, stop at Agana Shopping Center then walk north for 15 minutes.

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    Latte Stone Park

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    The Latte Stone is the historical Building Foundations of the Ancient Chamorro Houses all around the Mariana Islands of Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Rota. It is made of f limestone, basalt, or sandstone. Typical pillars range in height from 60 centimeters to three meters, and generally narrow towards the top, like a goblet. Latte Stones are pillars on which ancient Chamorro houses were constructed as early as 500 A.D. Found nowhere else in the world, Latte Stones have become a signature of Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands. Original Latte Stones were comprised of two pieces, a supporting column (halagi), made from coral limestone, and topped with a capstone (tasa). It is said that bones of the ancient Chamorro's and their possessions, such as jewelry or canoes were buried below the stones. Latte Stones are respected and are untouched and the 8 latte stones found here at the park were transported from southern guam to here.

    It is included in a typical Guam City tour or you can just go here by taking the trolley bus to guam premium outlets then hop to the Agana Shopping Bus, which has a trolley bus stop here.

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