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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
Awesome to see the guards change. The brass band comes out and starts playing then the guards come out and match up and down. All lasts about 30 minutes and was around 12 O clock when we were there. Guessing it’s the same time every...More
Plaza de Armas or Plaza Mayor of Lima, is the birth placeof the city of Lima, as well as the core of the city. This is the spot where Francisco Pizarro founded the city in 1535. Located in the core of the city in the...More
Main area. A lot of tourists and the entire plaza is filled with thousands of people. There are some places to eat nearby as well. Interesting area, government buildings and churches. The changing of the guard is a big deal, but I did not find...More
What fun this was. We went on a Saturday in the morning while the streets were closed for vehicles. At 11:40 on the dot, a military band dressed in the national red uniform marched out of the presidential palace and began to play, somewhat discordantly,...More
This plaza is one of the bigger ones we've visited. There are many shops, restaurants and historic buildings around it. The plaza is clean, safe and has well maintained gardens. Do not miss changing the guard @ 11:25 daily.
This is the center of the city. A must see place with many historic buildings and churches around it. At 12pm the changing of the guards happens at the parliamentary palace, for 1hr. Most churches are free to get into and there are several museums...More
When we went to Plaza de Armas, there was a large military parade going on in front of the one building (it looked like a government building... president's house maybe?).
There was a band and several ornately uniformed people marching etc.
The square is quite...More
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
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 the hostel to the airport on their own - no problem!