Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

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The hub of urban life, Plaza de Armas charms visitors with its colonial architecture, welcoming bars, palm trees, and sprinkling fountains. Many restaurants occupy the higher floors of buildings surrounding the square, giving you the perfect perch for a view overlooking this central part of town. The square doesn't offer any kind of bench seating and security guards prevent visitors from sitting on the grass, so make your way to one of the eateries to soak up some local culture and try a few hearty specialties. Work out when and for how long to visit Plaza de Armas and other Arequipa attractions using our handy Arequipa online tour itinerary planner .
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  • The city tour by bus was basic but nice, especially the viewpoint of Yanahuara and main square were my highlights. The guide was friendly and explained quite a lot, almost didn't take a break to breat...  more »
  • The lighting at night makes the most beautiful square. Has the bars and restaurants on the balconies of the arches with beautiful view of the square. We spent new year's Eve there to see the Fireworks, which were weak. The crisis was angry.
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  • La Plaza es el mejor place to smoke a hut or else to eat a snack too suaveeeee! Well worth getting it, as have many other things to do around her!
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Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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