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“Historic feel”

Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
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Ranked #8 of 328 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: 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 Palace dating from 1924.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 707 helpful votes
“Historic feel”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The area in and around the plaza makes for a good walk to take in the historic feel of the place. There are churches and museums all around the plaza so plenty to do and see. Good photo ops too.

Visited November 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“a must to see in Lima center”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

This plaza is the best paza in Lima. You should see it to see what Lima is. Around it there are also other interesting places.... see it during the day and at night

Visited November 2013
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Lima, Peru
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“Main Lima Plaza”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

You have to visit and walk around it. View the Palacio de Gobierno, the Municipality, the Arzobispado and the Cathedral in one morning visit

Visited June 2013
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Lima Region, Peru
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“LOTS OF HISTORY”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

if you visit Lima, you have to spend few hours to visit the Plaza de Armas and feel the real story of Peru from the city of Lima. the buildings are incredible old, the balcony of some historical houses have hundred of years and they are very famous around the world, the Cathedral is Incredible!! the only thing...IS VERY NOISE!! AND THE PEOPLE DRIVE HORRIBLE!! becarful with pick pockets!! are all over!!

Visited November 2013
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“History on a grand scale”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is definitely a must-stop on any trip to Lima. It provides not only a historical backdrop for any visit, but it is a wonderful center of activity. Great for people-watching, touring some historical buildings and churches, and getting a real feel for the city life.

Visited August 2013
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