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Address: Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
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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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Go for the change of the guard!

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

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Coppell, Texas
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Coppell, Texas
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a fair few museums and just beautiful buildings here, it's also a nice place to have a sit down whilst exploring the historic centre, with many shops and restaurants nearby.

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Nice old square. It was interesting to watch the changing of the guards. Not too many restaurants were open on the Sunday though.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice plaza with government buildings, the Presidential home, a cathedral and museum. It is a nice place to relax, visit and watch people

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked around enjoying the beautiful architecture of the old quarter. The Cathedral is beautiful with impressive wooden balconies.

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SoCal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This plaza is a great place to see and be seen. There is so much going on here, you can't but feel connected.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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Very beautiful architecture, a testimony to the past. I found the place particularly spectacular at night when all the lights are on. Lots of life all over the large place.

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