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“Center of town”
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine...
Ranked #4 of 103 things to do in Arequipa
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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.
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Plaza de Armas is a lovely square but the pigeons are an issue. Begging seemed to be big and you must be wary of pickpockets.
As usual with Spanish style - the square has the beautiful cathedral on one end and a municipality on the other. It is very picturesque across from the cathedral for you get the classic picture of the cathedral with the volcano in the back.
People are relaxing around and it is very nice if you don't get looks from beggars or street vendors.

Thank Mayura
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"beautiful square"
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"people watch"
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"palm trees"
in 17 reviews
"main square"
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"white stone"
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"white city"
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"south america"
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"colonial architecture"
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"fountain"
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"cathedral"
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"benches"
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

nice main square, maybe the nicest in Peru, but is too crowded with many people asking your for money. The constructions are wonderful made with the typical white stone of Arequipa

Thank ChristianPeac
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The square qas bounded by the cathedral on one side and a series of double balconies on the other 3 sides from which you could see one of 3 volcanoes which sit behind Arequipa.The only thing which slightly annoyed were the pigeons,however they provided much fun for the many groups of people gathered there to enjoy themselves.

Thank Delsie
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is the attractive square in the centre of Arequipa where it all seems to happen. During our 3 day stay, we saw parades, demonstrations, entertainment and at 6:00pm in the evening the ceremony to lower the Peruvian Flag.

With the Cathedral to one side, and shops and colonnial style buildings on the other sides, there is a beauty about the square. You can safely walk here day and night and it is worth spending time watching everybody else from the centre of the Plaza with its fountain and grass areas.

Thank LadyMolestrangler
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Typical large main square with pretty central fountain, plenty of benches where you meet with friends. Nice grounds flanked by decorated arched buildings & massive cathedral

Thank socratesa
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