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Plaza San Martin

Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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Ranked #45 of 134 Attractions in Lima
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Here you will be able to enjoy the old Hispanic architecture, seeing fonts, buildings and churches. As well you will experience some Lima lifestyle with daily movement of people and some artisan selling paintings and handicraft stuff.

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After having the best pisco in town " as they call it" @ the Gran hotel Bolivar.we visited this romantic plaza full of lights, big amazing buildings that bring you to the past and give you a great feeling of the Limas' night live.

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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89 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Gran Hotel Bolivar on this square, it is a pleasant area to spend a bit of time. Plenty of restaurants and bars, very lively in the evening

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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A quieter less busy square than Las Armas surrounded by impressive buildings.Check out the statue of Santa Rosa de Lima on the side of the plinth for Jose de San Martin and wonder why she has a Llama sat on her head. Apparently the sculpture commissioned to create the piece was supposed to have put a crown of flames around... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Less well known than Plaza de Armas, this square has a more relaxed feel. There are shady trees, fountains and lots of seating in the middle. The surrounding white neo classical buildings were all built in the early 20th century and work sympathetically as a whole. A statue of Jose de San Martin sits atop a horse in the very... More

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San Francisco, California
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75 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We liked this plaza better than Plaza Major, the main square of Lima, the reasons being that it is much larger, is multi-level, and has more trees. it also seemed to be used by more people. The afternoon we visited there appeared to be a small political rally going on. This plaza is a 10-15 walk from Plaza Major, so... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

And we went to one small sandwich shop for lunch. But really after spending a few hours at Plaza de Armas, we didnt have much energy left for this one.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This impressive square is worthy of any capital city, and contrasts with the generally dismal appearance of the rest of Lima. It is quite enormous, with four fountains in the centre, together with the handsome statue of San Martin himself, that matches the artistic eminence of the Gattamelata by Donatello in Padua and the Colleoni by Verrocchio in Venice. Its... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A pretty plaza with some nice architecture surrounding the plaza. It's worth a stroll and some pictures while you are in the center of Lima.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
54 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Of the two plazas most likely to be visited by the touring public, which are also interlinked by a pedestrian walkway, I believe this to be the more attractive. There is a greater array of scenery and opportunity to rest, and simply soak up the surrounds. Certainly there are those seeking your attention here, but they are also less persistent... More

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