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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Lima

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Soak in the history of Lima's original town square at Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). When the city was founded in 1535, its design required a central plaza from which a grid system of streets could be constructed. Nearly 500 years later, the grand plaza remains at the heart of Lima life. Admire the landmark buildings lining the plaza, such as the government palace, the municipal palace, and the city's cathedral. Ask one of the English-speaking tourism assistants, who are stationed in the square, for any advice you might need. To visit Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) on your holiday in Lima, and find out what else Lima has to offer, use our Lima holiday planner.
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One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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  • We like colonial buildings, and downtown Lima has lots of the. Specially the Plaza de Armas, or Plaza Mayor as the locals call it. We enjoyed it bigtime.  more »
  • Lots to do and see around here....mostly museums and cathedrals. Easy to walk from place to place.Lots of places to get food and/or drinks.  more »
  • This is the centric of the historic Lima. Surrounded by the Presidential palace, the Cathedral, restaurants, shops and museums, this is the place to start.  more »
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