Although the main purpose of my visit to Guam was for the Shop Guam Festival, Guam Visitors Bureau made sure our group would still be able to squeeze in a few sights and tourist spots every now and then. This girl has got to take a break from all the shopping after all, lest I go bankrupt with all the crazy sales.
So for our first tourist spot, we visited Plaza De España, one of the state’s remnants from the Spanish occupation. It houses the ruins of what used to be the Governor’s Palace. After World War II, only the three-arch gate to Almacen (Arsena), azotea or back porch, Chocolate House, tool shed and siesta shed remain standing. Although Plaza De España and its structures aren’t as grand as, say, Intramuros for example, they are still worth a visit. Historical places, big or small, will always have a certain charm to them. Each with its own story to tell.