Plaza de César E. Chávez

Local namePlaza de César E. Chávez
LocationSan Jose, California, United States

The Plaza de César E. Chávez is an urban plaza and park in Downtown San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley. The plaza's origins date to 1797 as the plaza mayor of the Spanish Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, making it the oldest public space in California. The plaza was reconsecrated after Californian civil rights activist César Chávez in 1993.

The Plaza de César Chávez is one of San Jose's primary civic spaces and the historic center of Downtown San Jose. It is bounded by numerous San Jose institutions and landmarks, including The Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Museum of Art, City National Civic, and Circle of Palms Plaza. The plaza hosts numerous notable events, including the San Jose Jazz Festival, Music in the Park and Christmas in the Park.

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City of San Jose Website

Address 184 S Market St, San Jose 95113, United States

Coordinates 37°19'55.745" N -121°53'22.5" E

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