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Plaza San Martin

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Neighborhood: Cercado de Lima
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Address: Lima, Peru
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No 2 Plaza in Lima

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Warsaw, Poland

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank LechBK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 257Milly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Olympia J
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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.

Thank Kimberly R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

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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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Wondered around the square taking a few pictures but to be honest, it's not the most beautiful square in Lima. It's worth a visit if you have time but not somewhere to spending hours.

Thank Vanessacmc
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This Plaza is a little distance away from Plaza de Armas. The monument honors Jose de San Martin on a horse. Worth the walk to take a few pictures, even on a dull overcast day.

Thank Steve Y
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This beautiful Plaza is just a short walk down Union ( a delightful pedestrian mall lined with shops and restaurants) from the Plaza de Armas. On the way be sure to note the ornate facade of the Church of La Merced and take a peek inside if open. Unlike the colonial architecture of the Plaza de Armas, Plaza St Martin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It's a nice place for a walk and for pictures. The buildingd around have an interesting architecture.

Thank Joyce J

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