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.
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
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.
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
Best viewed in the context of the surrounding historical district, the Plaza San Martin is one of the most common public spaces in Lima. Flanked by the Gran Hotel Bolivar and Club Nacional, the Plaza was built to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence and features a large statue of Jose de San Martin at its center. The smaller statue... More
We went walking arround lima downtown with my friends Nick and Alec that were staying at my hostel Barrankito Guest House, visiting plaza san martin, jiron de la union, and most of the touristic places to finally end the tour with a peruvian-chinese cousine called Chifa with Alec enjoyed so much that didnt stoped asking for it the rest of... More
Super encantadora, very charming. Nice to sit on a bench and people watch for a few hours.
You can't visit Lima without going to El Centro, and the Plaza San Martin is about as close as Lima comes to the great European architectural tradition that produced Buenos Aires.
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