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Plaza de Armas

Address: Av. Luzuriaga, Huaraz, Peru
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Huaraz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Like most Peruvian towns the main square is well looked after, has adequate seating and is a good place to people watch. There is nothing spectacular to look at but after doing the rounds of the agencies it is a good place to take the weight off your feet.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Your typical plaza - families hanging out, tourists relaxing in the sun, locals selling ice cream. It's a great people watching place. I spent half a day there reading in the sun - was lovely.

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Lima, Peru
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I love seeing the plazas in various towns, and the one is Huaraz is always a favorite place to stop! It's clean, filled with people, and the flowers are lovely! It's a central place in town, with restaurants located all around, an artisanal market right across from it, and there are occasionally fairs and events going on in the plaza.... More

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Balkanabat, Balkan, Turkmenistan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

But at least with free parking when we were there! Seemed safe to leave our van parked during the day, ever since being robbed in daylight in Puno we have been quite sensitive about this issue. Otherwise, it's a nice place to sit and people watch, and they do have trash cans (which can be quite hard to find sometimes... More

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New York City, New York
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230 reviews 230 reviews
166 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great spot to sit down on a sunny day to have a break after a trip to Chavin de Huantar. The place is lively with lots of restaurants a stores and within walking distance to the bus station

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great viewing of the local population. Located in very busy commercial sector of Huaraz center. Very clean. Lots of local families. When we first there, there were very few tourists about which made for great viewing. On another visit, there was a big parade on the street ending at the Plaza. Good tourist shopping including shirts, woolens, etc at La... More

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Lima, Peru
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Sadly the main building in Plaza del Armas is still under construction but like most (if not all) places in Peru - you looking for a bank, post office or something like that, this is the place to start looking. Sundays there are parades etc here and little food stalls out - very festive atmosphere!

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Franklin, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

the town if pretty much shut down on sunday except for the mercado, street vendors and some of the smaller shops and some of the tour operators

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a plaza, a meeting center, where the church is. While not really an attraction in its own right, it is well-maintained, a good place to relax and meet locals. When I was there, there was a lady dressed in a traditional costume with a llama. This is common for Latin America, and the livelihood of many. So if... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The main square in front of a church, surrounded by banks and other businesses. It's just a place that looks above average compared to the rest of the city, as you happen to pass by it. Please, by no means, come here deliberately expecting some sort of sight-seeing destination, as the word "attraction" implies.

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