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Plaza San Martin

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Neighborhood: Cercado de Lima
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Address: Lima, Peru
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Lima traffic was an absolute nightmare during our visit. It made me "loca." That said, when we finally pushed through and got to the San Martin Plaza area I was excited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people in this square. Some pickpockets frequent--be careful and keep your wits about you. When we were there it looked like political gathering. Not a comfortable feeling.

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sugar land, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lima traffic was an absolute nightmare during our visit. It made me "loca." That said, when we finally pushed through and got to the San Martin Plaza area I was excited. Very bustling plaza. The wonderful old Hotel Bolivar is located on the plaza. We popped inside for a quick look and were not disappointed. Awesome old hotel. It is... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

San Martin was one of the leaders who worked for Peru's independence. His sculpture is wonderful. Park itself is pretty too

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Typical colonial European square with a large statue in the centre, tended gardens and ornate buildings surrounding all sides Walk up Jiron de la Union to connect with Plaza de Armas

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Walking to Plaza San Martin from Plaza de Armas is a very nice walk, especially at night, as there is a pedestrian only walk-way between them. The plaza is well lit at night and is quite beautiful, plus surrounded by beautiful buildings with restaurants and bars.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Nice, clean park in downtown Lima that is easily accessible. Although crowded with protestors, the plaza felt safe. Statue at the centre of the plaza has a fun history and was a good photo opportunity.

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Starnberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is also a nice place to visit when you are Downtown Lima to walk around and enjoy the place. Near by are good traditional and cheap restaurants

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The statue at the center has a woman with a llama on her head, apparently the Spanish word for flame and llama are the same and when it was commissioned there was a misunderstanding about the crown of flames that was wanted. The result is really adorable.

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georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Busy, pretty square not far from Plaza de Armas with a couple of really good places to sip a Pisco Sour and watch the people moving around..also a really good organic restaurant on the south side of the square good for ceviche and local beer.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Very well kept and beautiful square surrounded by great architecture. Plenty of benches and places to sit and catch some shade. Worth a visit

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