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Address: Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
Phone Number:
980048502
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Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many...

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 Palace dating from 1924.

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History of Spanish heritage

This is one of the richest Plazas of Latin America. Surrounded by government buildings and the Cathedral is a great place to have a glimpse of colonial life in the Virreynato of... read more

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Santiago, Chile
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the richest Plazas of Latin America. Surrounded by government buildings and the Cathedral is a great place to have a glimpse of colonial life in the Virreynato of Peru. The historic district starts in the plaza de armas, and is a great place to walk, take pictures and get to know the local life. Is better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many great places and buildings to see in Lima, it is well worth a good walk round and including Plaza De Armas in your list

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a historical stop on our walking tour and we enjoyed watching all the people and the beautiful buildings on the plaza. Every direction has a history dating back centuries. The original fountain in the plaza is priceless. We were fortunate to be at the plaza on the eve of the Santa Rosa of Lima celebration and watched an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place for people watching and taking nice photos clean. Nice statue. Good looking buildings all around and if you get a chance to visit China Town go expect to take 3+hrs to get thru. It is so crowded

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The historic district was my favorite part of Lima! The plaza is lively but not overly crowded, and there is a variety of things to do nearby. The first time I visited was on a Sunday afternoon, and I witnessed a religious parade and the changing of the guard ceremony happening side by side. Interesting! Considering how many tourists are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic place, Cathedral, Presidential Palace (Changing of the guard at noon), government buildings such as City Hall, and many shops, such as a Chocolate Shop. My wife and I took a cab here, spent a day, walking around here and beyond, before taking a cab back to our hotel, Casa Andina Private Collection, Miraflores before nightfall. (We... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to stand at the gates and see the changing of the guard. The history of the government was also fascinating to hear about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the square in the center of Lima, surrounded by lovely buildings, we were there on a Saturday night when the place was buzzing with people. The cathedral is on the square and there were numerous bridal parties around having their pictures taken . The cathedral doors were open and yet another wedding was taking place inside. We went... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fun to visit the Plaza De Armas in Lima, as it is the place where the president lives, and the church contains a rich history in its architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now yes this is a major part of the history of both Lima and of Peruvian independence but the plaza itself is not that great. It does have several amazing buildings​ including the palace but for life it is pretty slow. We were there at the changing of the guards and it was not crowded. Minutes after it was over... More 

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