Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

4.7
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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  • What a beautiful square in the old town. A peaceful area to sit and enjoy the world go by. The area is well laid out and plenty of space to chill  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places we have visited in our time in South America. Great central place to get back to and head out for the next stop. Lots of restaurants and shops to rest as well.  more »
  • So much to see and do! Shopping, tours, spa? A perfect getaway from the hustle of big city Peru! Very relaxing, lean and friendly. A must on your Peru itinerary!  more »
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  • Love this square. One of if not the favorite Plaza de armas in Perú. Enjoy the benches take in some sun while watching the beautiful fountain, cathedral and pleasant city life pass you by.
  • Love this place! It's safe. Much to do from sitting at the park feeding the birds, marveling at the Cathedral or eating at a restaurant with plaza views. It's extra beautiful during Christmas time!
  • Great hangout place. Enjoy the park in front, or go inside the beautiful cathedral. Downside is that there are a lot of people asking for money. Very safe even during the nights with guards and police absolutely everywhere.
  • A magnificent square! I would suggest to visit around 5pm to appreciate both day light and evening illumination
  • Picturesque location in the white city, with it's beautiful cloisters. My favourite town square in Peru. Lots of touristy shops close by and plenty of restaurants with good views.

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