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“Lovely Central Hub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
Arequipa, Peru
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine...
Ranked #4 of 61 things to do in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant grand square features graceful colonnades, swaying palms and lush gardens.
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“Lovely Central Hub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You'll keep on coming back to this square during your stay in Arequipa as it is the central hub of this sprawling city. The square is busy day and night with locals meeting friends and family. There is also the constant whistle blowing from the traffic police. The scenery changes from day to night when the lovely snow capped mountains that provide a stunning backdrop to the Cathedral during the daytime giving way to the beautifully lit cathedral in the evening. Very picturesque.
There's also a little supermarket on the side opposite the cathedral, great for your bottles of water and snacks.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautifully preserved square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The white sillar stone from which Arequipa is built really shows off around this central plaza. There are nice restaurants with upstairs views, too. The one thing that marred our experience was beggars being allowed to harass you at the table -- we left one place because of this. We happily donate on the street but don't expect to be stalked!

Visited March 2014
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“What. ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We don't know why people are rating this place and love it so must, that it has to be a 'must see'. It's beautiful, but it's nothing special, just trees, benches and birds, takes 5 minuts to walk around. Yeah, it's a nice little hole in centrum, but seriously, it's just a little plaza

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“The place to be seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Beautiful gardens with well-trimmed hedges is the feature of the plaza during daylight, which is the central plaza of Arequipa. At night the Cathedral lights up to steal the limelight. Day and night this plaza is well frequented by tourists and locals, and I come here to get people shots (see my photos).

Visited March 2014
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“What a Beautiful Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Plaza de Armas in Arequipa has to be one of the most beautiful Spanish Colonial Squares in Peru if not in the world. We walked around it and sat in its center more than a few times in the couple days we were in the city. It kept drawing us there!

Visited March 2014
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