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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

8,118 Reviews

Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

8,118 Reviews
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Full Day Tour Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

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Explore two of Peru’s most fascinating sights in one day as you visit the majestic Ballestas Islands, a marine sanctuary, before taking an aerial tour of the famous Nazca Lines during this full-day tour from Lima. Spot for sea lions and exotic sea birds during your Ballestas visit, then continue south to the Peruvian town of Ica where you’ll board a Cessna aircraft for an aerial experience above the Nazca Lines. This experience also includes a guide, lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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Randolph Gardener wrote a review Jun 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom44 contributions6 helpful votes
This is an attraction that you have to visit when you arrive in Peru, this square is the most important administrative, political, religious center of Peru, since it is surrounded by the cathedral, government palace, municipal palace and some architectural monuments...
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Date of experience: November 2019
Nissim Baker wrote a review Jun 2020
Canada38 contributions
As we described in previous attractions, this main square is surrounded by colonial infrastructure, there are public and religious institutions such as the government palace, the cathedral of Lima, the municipal palace, this square is very important in Peru ...
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Date of experience: January 2020
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Jun 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ7,913 contributions1,290 helpful votes
Remember, everything started here ... On January 18, 1535, Spanish "Conquistador" Francisco Pizarro founded the City of Lima and, right at this very site, designated where the "Plaza de Armas" (or "Plaza Mayor") would be built! Just amazing! The other buildings came some time after, being built and rebuilt along the centuries up to their todays' features - the "Catedral de Lima", the "Parroquia del Sagrario and the central water fountain (all from the 17th century); the "Palacio Arzobispal", the "Palacio de Gobierno", the "Palacio Municipal de Lima" and the "Palacio de la Unión" (all dating the 20th century) constitute the city's focal point. You are just about to visit the very heart of Lima, its beautiful historic center, locally known as "Cercado de Lima". Take your time and stroll along, enjoy the views, the lovely manicured gardens and lawns, the "Changing of the Guard" at noon in front of the "Palacio de Gobierno" and visit the interior of all buildings that allow so! And as a curiosity, Peru's independence from Spain was proclaimed right here in 1821! Don't forget your camera! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Wesley C wrote a review Apr 2020
Tucson, Arizona6,774 contributions526 helpful votes
Tha Plaza de Armas (aka Plaza Mayor) is the heart of Historic Lima surrounded by main the city's main attractions -- Catedral de Lima & Archbishop's Palace, Lima City Hall, and Peru's Presidential Palace. Beautiful fountain in the center, beautiful gardens and the "Lima Sign". A Must See!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
mikesierra wrote a review Apr 2020
Bourne, United Kingdom1,985 contributions291 helpful votes
The Plaza de Armas is a square with beautiful Spanish-style architecture including the cathedral on one side. There are several attractions in this area and at noon, there is a parade/changing of the guard ceremony. A great place to start your visit to Lima with great photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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