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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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Where to stay in Huaraz

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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  • It's nice that the town invests even a bit of lucre in this this communal area. I was impressed at the reasonable state of the flower beds. Obviously these are cared for by people who know something a...  more »
  • A fine example of a Latin American Plaza de Armas, colourful and bustling. If you catch it on a good day the Sun shining it's a perfect place to stop take 5 and look around at the street food and stal...  more »
  • Huaraz is not a very well designed town. The buildings are confusing and architecture seems to be forgotten so the Plaza stands out because of its simetrical and even corners. The flowers and Church a...  more »
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  • Nice! Worth a walk and a sit! Lots of ATMs around outer edge if in need.
  • Excellent view of the Mountains
  • Nice and not so bus place. There is a market nearby
  • Nice place to meet locals and ask for directions. Don't forget to take picture.
  • Beautiful place. Don't need to day anything else.