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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...more
All reviews presidential palace at noon government buildings nice square guard change main square city hall police presence beautiful architecture wooden balconies lima cathedral nice place to visit take pictures walk around south america city tour parade
This is a lovely square with some great architecture. The area is buzzing and there is lots to see. Just a word of caution, there will be lots of people bugging you to come to their restaurant so keep your wits about you.
This is a busy square which is quite beautiful. It is surrounded by government buildings including the Presidential Palace qnd the City Hall I believe for Lima.There is also a large Catholic church and the Archbishop’s residence. Lots of activity in the large square. Fun...More
The plaza de armas is very good place to visit. It is very old and there are good places to take great pictures. Like in other places in the world, the presidential soldiers performance a daily walk playing Peru's national anthem. Everything is great until...More
What a vibrant and lovely main square! Amazing buildings and attractions around the square and great shopping and tourist area. The surrounding streets were really interesting and felt great. So wish we had stayed in Central Lima over Miraflores! Felt very safe.
Surrounded by very impressive buildings including the Presidential Palace and the Archbishops Palace the Plaza Mayor is the location for demonstrations and is therefore very well policed - not all together comforting.
Look out for the goose stepping changing of the guard and enjoy the...More
The square is in the vicinity of a number of sites of interest. The surrounding blocks (kind of pedestrian-only, but I couldn't figure out the method) are full of people hawking tours, begging, or trying to sell something. The square is attractive but you have...More
This is a must-visit place in Lima. If timed right, one can see the change of guards at the Presidential palace. Beautiful area, beautiful buildings, lovely plaza, churches, Govt buildings, Presidential palace. Good for a couple of hours of strolling
We stayed at 1900 hostel - it was brilliant!! They can arrange a taxi fo you from the airport if you give them sufficient notice. Would really think it was more than safe. Our teenage children took a taxi on their own from... More
We stayed at 1900 hostel - it was brilliant!! They can arrange a taxi fo you from the airport if you give them sufficient notice. Would really think it was more than safe. Our teenage children took a taxi on their own from the hostel to the airport on their own - no problem!