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Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant grand square features graceful colonnades, swaying palms and lush gardens.
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Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Very clean and nice central plaza. Not too large like Cusco's, but easier to access than Puno's. There are not a lot of shops on the plaza itself and our tour company told us to avoid the restaurants there. The huge city cathedral really dwarfs...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We already went several times there, during the day or at night. But I have to say, that at night the place is even more impressive. There are many things you can do just around the place. Just walk or sit somewhere and view people...More

Thank petergerman2016
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Beautiful square surrounded with colonial buildings and beautiful church. Great place for photos. Lots of people there on a Friday afternoon. Lots of great shops and restaurants in the area. Watch out for the pigeons!

1  Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The square is the center of the city and full of activity at all hours. The days we were there on Saturday I think they had a free concert in front of the Cathedral. The lighting at night is fantastic and the feel is definitely...More

Thank vergeryan
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

From the plaza you can pick up a nice breakfast, have a view of the church and surrounding mountains The people at info peru are very helpful It's extremely clean and peaceful with limited traffic allowed

Thank mishfraser
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Never seen a plaza de armas like this one. The cathedral is beautiful. Very impressive. Try taking a picture with the volcanoes on the background.

Thank Els R
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful plazas in Peru. All that white against the blue sky is exquisite. We spent a lot of time just walking up and down the streets. Many restaurants and stores adorn the plaza and the surrounding area. We...More

Thank A C
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Buy the local ice cream with cinnamon, feed the pigeons and watch people. It's one of the nicest Plazas I've seen.

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest plazas I have seen in Peru on this trip. Great colonial architecture and the mountains and Mysti in the background add a nice touch to the experience. The pigeons were a little too "domesticated" from my perspective:-)

Thank Ania B
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was one of our favourite places to people watch and just relax! For the 4 1/2 months Nov 2015 to Apr 2016 we lived in Arequipa, we often came here, probably almost every day when we weren't travelling around Peru.

1  Thank Nicole V
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