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Plaza San Martin

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Neighborhood: Cercado de Lima
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A nice area in downtown Lima, place of public gatherings, folk presentations, and a beautiful surrounding with nicely restored buildings. When looking at the San Martin monument... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mario M
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Lima, Peru

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Lima, Peru
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice area in downtown Lima, place of public gatherings, folk presentations, and a beautiful surrounding with nicely restored buildings. When looking at the San Martin monument do not miss the statue with a lama in its head, it was supposed to be a flame, but the artist who made it, in France, understood that when they asked of a... More 

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Vancouver
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62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A smaller plaza a short distance away from the historic centre, the Plaza San Martin is a lovely park surrounded by beautiful architecture where you can sit and rest for a while. The sculptures at the centre are quite interesting - the woman is wearing a llama on her head!

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Thank Degan W
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic city square is dedicated to the liberator of Peru from Spanish rule, Jose de San Martin. A large monument to him stands in the centre of the square which is part of the UNESCO-listed historic centre of Lima.

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New Jersey
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

An impressive plaza which stands out with all its white imposing buildings. It has some architecturally significant buildings and looks nice from afar. But much like the Gran Bolivar Hotel, which fronts it, the plaza has lost its luster. It has gotten seedier and a bit unsafe. You are persistently warned by the locals to watch out and do not... More 

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Thank George S
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Plaza San Martin is another Plaza in South America, which inherited its name from famous Argentinian General. On my ranking list, it is on the top place among his other Plazas in South American countries. The old buildings around San Martin Plaza from XIX and XX centuries are very attractive and well maintained by local authorities.

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Thank LechBK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Plaza San Martin very close to the Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) anothre place to visit yous when you are on the way to the palace beautiful view of the capital of Peru

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We love visiting this area when in Lima, local people are wonderful. The only bad thing is, you do have to be careful for pickpockets, they're everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I Ilked to visit this beautiful park , there is an interesting monument about Jose de San Martin , there are many tourists from different countries , It has a colonial style that is very famous . I like this architecture , Its an important part of peruvian culture.

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Thank Kimberly R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a place to visit if you want to see real Peruvian people. On Sundays it is a meeting point for many people. There's no where to sit, so be prepared to sit on the floor or just walk around. Take a look at the statue in the middle: the lady has a "llama" (the animal) on top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Smack in the middle is a huge statue to the great Argentine Liberator of Latin America Jose San Martin. One one side in the Club Nacional. If you have a friend try to get invited at least for a drink. It's THE private club in Lima and women still can't go in unescorted. On another side of the plaza is... More 

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