Plaza de Armas

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Jack F
Washington DC, DC32 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
Essentially every town and city in Peru has a Plaza de Armas - Huaraz's is unexceptional. Not bad, just doesn't stand out in any way. A nice place to sit and people-watch. Ideal if you want to get your shoes shined six times in a row.
Written August 18, 2013
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Roamwhileyoucan
Three Rivers, CA27 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Huaraz may have charm as a trekking town and perhaps I missed this as I visited just off the cuff of being off season. I thought the town was a little more dirty then I expected it to be, the people was a little shady, and not a cute charm such as Cusco and even if you could enjoy and or see it's charm the beeps and horns from taxi's every darn second would easily break your distraction. I would definitely visit Huaraz again but, only for a gateway toward another hiking trek.
Written April 29, 2018
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Jacqueline T
30 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
The place looks really nice, with lots of trees and flowers. It's a pity they have not yet finished the church, it would really upgrade the view of the square.
Written September 19, 2017
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Lis C
Waasmunster, Belgium19 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We were not impressed. Small square with lama ladies, as I call them. 'Picture please'. No, this is not our cup of tea. Park is not worth to be visited. Spend your time elsewhere.
Written November 1, 2017
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justice1985
44 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
This plaza is not really that special. Looks nice but a bit boring to spend your time there. Seen better and it could be better. To me there is a lack of atmosphere but I use it a reference point to know where I am.
Written September 2, 2016
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Christineidilbi27
Chico, CA11 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
If you go to the main strip, you will not miss the Plaza de Armas. Don't go out of your way, it's a nice park but it is not spectacular. See it of course if you are in town.
Written January 22, 2016
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Boyan S
Sofia, Bulgaria178 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Yet another central square in a Peruvian city. As usual - nice decoration and one of the few green spots in the city - but don't expect to spend a lot of time here.
Written August 8, 2015
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LSO1973
London, UK1,322 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
The Plaza de Armas, like most of Huaraz, is a rathe recent creation owing to the fact that the architecture of the town is mostly under about 45 years old thanks to the landslip back in the early seventies. Its rather modern and not especially inspired, but there have been considerable efforts made to do topiary and bushes, trees and plants that cover the rathe concrete aesthetic. Still, the point of a PDA is to be a place to gather, and for the most part people don't gather there as much as they do in other towns in Peru. Its rather a shame. There have been few efforts to do anything with the architecture around the edge of the square, which includes a tatty crafts market and a couple of late-glass windows announcing Peruvian fast food. There are two (yes, two) cathedrals, one thats going out of use and another that's stalled in mid-construction while people look for money to finish it. These are nevertheless sources of civic pride as I found out from chatting to people having a stroll around the area. I made it look gorgeous with polarized skies and the like...nevertheless, it could be a great deal more with little effort, I feel. Still, if you haven't been to places like Cusco and Lima and you just want a quiet place to site and admire the local people and distant mountains, then this place might just suit you down to the ground.
Written May 12, 2015
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Arthur_Wojcicki
Balkanabat, Balkan, Turkmenistan69 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
But at least with free parking when we were there! Seemed safe to leave our van parked during the day, ever since being robbed in daylight in Puno we have been quite sensitive about this issue.

Otherwise, it's a nice place to sit and people watch, and they do have trash cans (which can be quite hard to find sometimes in Peru!).
Written October 10, 2014
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Jon B
30397124 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
The main square in front of a church, surrounded by banks and other businesses.

It's just a place that looks above average compared to the rest of the city, as you happen to pass by it.

Please, by no means, come here deliberately expecting some sort of sight-seeing destination, as the word "attraction" implies.
Written September 25, 2013
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