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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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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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  • We walked around the Plaza but mostly just to cross from one side of this area to another. There were public marches and loud public addresses being made which took away the desire to hang around. It'...  more »
  • A beautiful plaza to enjoy the sun on an afternoon or to eat some take-away food in the evening. If you are early in the morning (7 or 8 am) you can take beautiful pictures of the plaza without any pe...  more »
  • Definitely a place to visit if you need to book a tour to Colca or a tour around the city as the plaza houses lots of tour companies. A few nice restaurants and lots of shops.  more »