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““A beautiful area in the city centre.””
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
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Owner description: Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant grand square features graceful colonnades, swaying palms and lush gardens.
London, United Kingdom
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““A beautiful area in the city centre.””
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Arequipa appeals to most because it is so clean and pretty and the plaza definitely portrays this. The countless pigeons add to the atmosphere. It´s lovely to sit and people/pigeon watch for a while in the afternoon.

Visited August 2012
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“The most beautiful plaza in Peru?”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Arequipa is Perus second city and well worth visiting. The colonnaded arches that flank the Plaza are very beautiful, especially at night. The cathedral is built from the white stone that Arequipa is noted for and makes the building special. Typical of most Peruvian cities (other than Lima) the Plaza is not huge but is is lovely and sunny with plenty of seating. Sit down and watch children feeding the pidgeons while practising your Spanish with a friendly local. Then enjoy a meal from one of the lovely restaurants above the plaza.

Visited June 2012
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Toronto, Australia
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“Lovely place and a story with it”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Plaza de Armas in any Spanish colonial era city is usually a good place to be, in Lima it is superb. Great variety of architecture in the buildings surrounding the Plaza, and plenty of people watching. The central fountain has its own lovely story. Once a year on July 27, apparently the water in the fountain is replaced with Pisco, that heady local grape spirit,and thousands queue up for a sip from the fountain.

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Peace River, Canada
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“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Arequipa Plaza de Armas is nothing short of gorgeous. I recommend taking it in at night when it is lit up beautifully. It is also a wonderful venue during the day. Exceptional colonial architecture is all around. The rest of the city is typically Peruvian architecture-wise, so I recommend exploring the square and a few blocks around. Note - restaurants and shops near the square are tourist directed (more expensive and subpar quality). Do some research and visit the restaurants, shops, and tour providers distant to the center. They are much better quality and value.

Visited October 2012
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Kissimmee, Florida
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“Simply beatifull”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We liked everything from the people to the pigeons. A good place to sit and relax while seeing the friendly local people walk up and down the square and the streets of downtown Arequipa. It's a beutifull square.

Visited October 2012
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