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Plaza San Martin

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Neighborhood: Cercado de Lima
As featured in 3 Days in Lima and 3 other guides
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It's a nice place for a walk and for pictures. The buildingd around have an interesting architecture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Joyce J
Manaus, AM

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Manaus, AM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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

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Miami, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

During out visit, the Plaza was flooded with locals and tourists, around the Statute of San Martin and in the connecting streets. It was a pleasant walk to Plaza de Armas. Definitely a must see since the center of LIma seems to have been rehabilitated and there are nice pedestrian only streets connecting so that one can window shop (or... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We began at Hotel Bolivar and walked to Plaza de Armas. Typical South American colonial plazas with family activity around fountains etc.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is good place, have the traditional buildings, colonials. Clean, safe and nice gardens. About this time was a strike with the goverment.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Lima, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Cercado de Lima

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