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“A beautiful square”

Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
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Ranked #21 of 317 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.
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This Plaza or square is really lovely - surrounded by beautiful old European style buildings and lovely gardens within the square.

Thank DougoOz
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This is another plaza in a continent full of them. It's pretty at night when all of the buildings are lit. The changing of the guard at the palace starts at 11.30 and goes until about 12.10. we were the in the week leading up to country-wide regional and city elections, so the center of the plaza was closed most of the time so we couldn't walk up to the fountain in the middle.

Thank Millet02
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This square is spectacular to see and instantly summarizes the history of Lima.
You can visit many of the churches and official buildings and stroll around this historic area.
You can also walk to some museums from here and walk down a pedestrian shopping street to another close by beautiful square.

Thank Emiway
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Located in the heart of the historial downtown, you can appreciate not only the Government Palace but also the ancient Cathedral full of important paintings and others, several ristorants, shopping centres and so on. At midday you can see the exhibition of the change of the Peruvian Military Guard accompanied by Peruvian music. Awesome!!!!

Thank 793judithl
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

In Lima the only thing the military get to do is the changing of the guard! It is quite a spectacle and worth watching. Lots of pomp and ceremony in an historical area.
For some reason the entire square is regularly cordoned off by police and access is denied. So go immediately if in area

Thank DinagGO
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