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Plaza San Martín is one of the most popular public spaces in the city of Lima, Peru. It is located at Colmena avenue, within the Historic Centre of Lima which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. It is located near the...More
Nothing very special here, except the symbols associated with this place. Take an attentive look at the statue in the middle, especially at the woman standing for liberty and try to guess why she is wearing a Lama on her head! ;)
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If you are touring Lima central then you must stop here. Large, clean square surrounded by historic imposing buildings. Large statue in the centre for selfies (exactly as Martin imagined).
Popular shopping, banking and food surround the square and in the streets.
The 4-star rating is due to several factors. First, the plaza is a rather newer addition to the City of Kings whose history approaching a six hundred years mark; Plaza San-Martin was opened 98 years ago, in 1921, the hundred-year, centenary, anniversary of Peru's independence...More
General Jose San Martin stands tall and proud upon his horse at the center of this beautiful square. He declared Peru's independence in 1821. Colonial-style buildings surround this square, including Gran Hotel Bolivar - named after Simon Bolivar, another liberator of South America.
Plaza San Martin was built for the 100th anniversary of establishing Peru as a free country 1921. In the center you can see the statue of anticolonial leader Jose de San Martin. All the buildings around the square are white and built in neocolonial style....More
She represents “liberty” to commemorate the anniversary of Peru’s independence. There is a funny story about why she has a llama (animal) on her head. It should have been a flame but the word for flame in Spanish is also... More
She represents “liberty” to commemorate the anniversary of Peru’s independence. There is a funny story about why she has a llama (animal) on her head. It should have been a flame but the word for flame in Spanish is also llama and the sculptor chose the wrong meaning! I haven’t been able to discover what was the reaction of the people of Lima when the statue was unveiled!
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