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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Arequipa attractions like Plaza de Armas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The architecture of the city is really beautiful. Recommend touring this city in the night when is decorate of lights, what allows appreciate of form different the Majesty of their constructions. The Cathedral located in front of the Plaza de Armas is big and very beautiful. The restaurants and cafes located to its around are quite beautiful and preserved the colonial touch.
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  • You can tell the people in this city truly love their city. It is by far one of the cleanest city's in South America by far. Love this place to start your day off or to end... 
  • The square is located in the historic center, crowded with tourists and quite beautiful. Good place to sit and chat or rest.
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  • Nice main square in Arequipa. One of the side streets is the main shopping street, although not great shopping... Around the square there are several restaurants that look out over the square, which is nice for a coffee or a bite. Just be ready for tourist prices...
  • Beautiful square surrounded by well maintained colonial buildings including Cathedral od Arequipa. Square is a popular hangout place for both locals and tourists. Santa Catalina and San Francisco street are popular for shopping and dining.
  • The buildings surrounding the Plaza are incredible, there is everything you need all around, it is full of life: in my opinion, Arequipa is one of the most beautiful city of Peru.
  • Beautiful colonial building, the "sillar" looks fantastic and majestic in a such a wonderful city.
  • Beautiful main square. Catedral of Arequipa is amazing. Arequipa ciudad blanca.