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Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

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Architectural Building
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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  • It is a large and interesting place for your history away from Miraflores already what to take a bus takes more than 30 minutes or a taxi but want charge you 20 to 30 Suns there are places to eat depending on your palate and Pocket and I had to listen to the Symphony of sailors on one side of the square very nice and entertaining sooo recommended
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  • Very nice place, with a cathedral that really impresses! Very clean, and the people who are around very friendly
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  • The main square is the center of all the activity of Arequipa. Very well maintained and monitored. There tourists gather around the premises. Good atmosphere and very nice place
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