Plaza de Armas, Huaraz

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Like in most Peruvian cities, the main square of Huaraz is named Plaza de Armas. Admire the picturesque plaza, lined with trees and decorated with topiaries. Rest on a bench in the shade and enjoy the scenic view of the snowcapped mountains surrounding the city. View the cathedral facing the square, purchase some souvenirs, or and take in the city atmosphere and watch the locals go about their business. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Plaza de Armas by using our Huaraz trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A fairly standard plaza but I enjoyed sitting for a while to watch the goings on. This included a woman walking an alpaca around.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very nice, very clean, nice, safe to walk at any hour, very friendly people and give reason to the tourists about the attractions of the city
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is nice but lacks more light. There are security and moderate traffic. The Church is under repair. Nearby there are selling handicrafts.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Fancy and impressive plaza, worth a visit
  • April 18, 2017
    Nice! Worth a walk and a sit! Lots of ATMs around outer edge if in need.
  • July 24, 2017
    Fun, safe place, great place to buy souvenirs
  • July 11, 2017
    Ugly as the rest of the town. The cathedral is made of concrete...
  • April 22, 2017
    Excellent view of the Mountains

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The main city of the Ancash region, Huaraz boasts accommodations suitable for a great diversity of Andean explorers in Huarez. Hotels great and small are dotted through the mountain town, ranging from casual to exclusive, with some offering a host of additional amenities. Centerpiece hotels sit on the edge of the main thoroughfares and boulevards, while you'll find simple, no-frills guesthouses along the city's side streets. Low-key hotels on the city's outskirts present a welcome budget option for those ready to get out into the landscape by car.
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