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Plaza San Martin

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Neighborhood: Cercado de Lima
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This is another wide open plaza surrounded by old architecture. There is a good sense of the past, if you can ignore the honking of the taxis. There is a large statue of San... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Portland, Oregon

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Me and my new found friend was walking to several parks and I remember passing by this park along the way. Although I didn't knew this was the famous Plaza San Martin, I remember we went to sit next to the center statue and enjoyed the scene for a while. We were there around 6PM and there are lots of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is another wide open plaza surrounded by old architecture. There is a good sense of the past, if you can ignore the honking of the taxis. There is a large statue of San Martin, who drove out the Spanish, if my history is correct. It is magnificent. There are a couple of places across the street that allow you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a large beautiful plaza, surrounded with many impressive structures. In the middle of the plaza is the monument of José de San Martin. There were many benches with nice shade, and fountains and beautiful flower beds. It is a place for people watching. The day that we were there, there are many groups of people wearing their colourful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

San Martin is a satisfying period piece from 1924 with a statue of the great man in the middle and the Grand Hotel Bolivar on one side. Many years ago some friends and I saw the New Year in with bottles of Tacama sparkling wine; they probably don't allow this any more but the memories remain!

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This square is beautiful as it is surrounded by great architecture. As we went on a Saturday, it was pretty busy with locals. Good place to start visiting the historical center by foot as the pedestrian street starts right there. Also, always plenty of taxis waiting.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love this square. Yes, you may say, a square is a square but this square has so much going on. Peruvians come here to talk politics. There is always a speaker with his group gathered around him and you can join in if you feel confident enough to understand what they are talking about- It is also a place... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The architectural ensemble of the plaza is impressive. In the afternoon there are groups of people gathering for what appears to be some kind of political activity, I saw them every time I passed by. In front of Hotel Bolivar there are obnoxious taxi drivers waiting for rich clients from the hotel and demanding triple rates. We ignored them even... More 

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Curacao
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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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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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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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Address: Address: Lima, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Cercado de Lima

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