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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  • Great place to relax and people watch. No real vendors annoying you trying to sell stuff. A chance to just sit back and watch the world go by!  more »
  • Like much of Arequipa this place you moved in time. The key point of the city where you'll find everything besides its fabulous architecture. Meeting point for almost everything that is done in that city.
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  • Beautiful flowers everywhere well taken care of Very very nice and clean! The views of the volcanoes is priceless on a sunny day
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Where to stay in Arequipa

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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