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Address: Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
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+51 980 048 502

Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many...

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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The urban plan since 40s has been preserved until now. All the streets, buildings are still there. Feel relax to hang around this area.

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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The urban plan since 40s has been preserved until now. All the streets, buildings are still there. Feel relax to hang around this area.

Thank dananghostel
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Nicely formed colonial part of the city with all aspects of the typical Peruvian architecture. Must be seen place if in Lima.

Thank Jan V
Georgetown, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The plaza square is bordered on all sides by beautiful historic buildings. A great place for lovers of architecture and photo opportunities. I would also recommend returning at night when the buildings and square are all lit up.

1 Thank Don H
Novo Hamburgo, RS
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plaza de Armas or Plaza Mayor is located downtown. Just in one side there is the Presidential Palace and on the other side the Catholic Basília Cathedral de Lima. From this Plaza you can walk to the Congress building and to the Mercado Central.

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful Plaza in the center of Lima, quite impressive with a nice colonial style and large size. Surrounded by many museums and government buildings (presidential palace) along with shops and restaurants, very beautiful place to spend a weekend walking around and visiting some tourist attractions with a lot of history. The main active attraction is the change of guards, quite... More 

Thank Francisco A
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Government buildings, nothing new. Good sight seeing. Relatively safe to walk around. Traffic and crowded.

Thank 36cero
Coppell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a very pleasant hour in the plaza mayor, although the cathedral was closed, we were able to watch the changing of the guard. Very safe and pleasant trip

Thank WandaTX
North Conway, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the original plaza and was at one time twice its size. The Incas used to hold ceremonial feasts and celebrations here, because at the time Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire. To the left of the cathedral is a small chapel which is well worth a visit. De entire square surrounded by many Inca walls. While... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This square is very well-maintained and feels very safe due to the presence of police and security. Very clean, the people were friendly, lots of great history and beautiful buildings to take in. There are plenty of nice restaurants and coffee bars nearby.

Thank Tarah H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The presidential palace in the surrounding buildings are absolutely beautiful. There are many places to visit including the most famous church in Lima. On a sunny day this is a beautiful place to walk.

Thank drl_smit-may

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