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Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many important architectural monuments and buildings including a magnificent bronze fountain dating from 1650, the Archbishop's Palace with its elegant balconies and the Government...more
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Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stop and watch the Changing of the Guards at Plaza de Armas. Check on times, as I was told several different times to attend. Well rehearsed and impressive, although a little difficult to see and photograph through the massive iron fence but worth a spending...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We traveled next to the massive palm treed main square of Plaza Mayor, the place where Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, with its many important wood balconied buildings of Spanish colonial architecture including Lima’s City Hall, the Social Club, and the Cathedral that surround the square.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It seemed like every city we visited in Peru had a Plaza de Armas that was exceptional, and Lima was no exception. This Plaza boasts architecture that is simply outstanding on all 4 sides. The gardens are attractive and there is plenty of seating room...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a bus tour through Lima and ended up here. Lovely fountain with a park around it. Trees, flowers and park benches. Views of the Presidential residence, St Mark’s and other gorgeous buildings. Great place to people watch

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many plaza's in Peru. This one is lovely. It was nice to watch the locals enjoying the end of their work day.

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you got one day in Lima come here to the plaza de las armas. The Cathedral is here so is the Archbishops residence museum. Find out when the change of guard is with full uniform spectacle on display.

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the mejor plaza in lima. You have 3 powers on three of the sides. The church, the president of peru and the head mayor for all the districts. Quite the police presence here and very safe.

Thank kcschueler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Plaza or square is really lovely - surrounded by beautiful old European style buildings and lovely gardens within the square.

Thank DougoOz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is another plaza in a continent full of them. It's pretty at night when all of the buildings are lit. The changing of the guard at the palace starts at 11.30 and goes until about 12.10. we were the in the week leading up...More

Thank Millet02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This square is spectacular to see and instantly summarizes the history of Lima. You can visit many of the churches and official buildings and stroll around this historic area. You can also walk to some museums from here and walk down a pedestrian shopping street...More

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labad121256
November 20, 2017|
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Response from muzzi h | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at 1900 hostel - it was brilliant!! They can arrange a taxi fo you from the airport if you give them sufficient notice. Would really think it was more than safe. Our teenage children took a taxi on their own from... More
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Elliot R
September 19, 2016|
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Response from stepsimp16 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want to do, but maybe 2-3 days.
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ca920
June 5, 2016|
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Response from javk2017 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it does at noon. However, do check with your hotel in advance, just in case. BTW, just got this enquiry despite your posting it 2 weeks ago. Hope you enjoy your trip to Lima
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