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 big square, combined with the towering of the church and the Spanish colonial architecture, and the surrounding buildings are built of volcanic rock, which is spectacular! Especially in the evening, look at the cathedral lighting, really super beautiful! You can sit in front of the weapons mall and meditate!
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  • You can appreciate the wonderful architecture q around the square. It has plenty of life all the time.
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  • This beautiful plaza is bustling, with lovely dining and shopping nearby. It's busy during the day and evening, and has beautiful architecture surrounding it, particularly the cathedral. There are ven...  more »

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