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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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  • Beautiful buildings and gardens. A lot of people approaching the tourists, for sale of maps, tours, etc., what gets boring. The Exchange ceremony of Palace Guard of the Government, with the presence of band and everything else. Pretty cool!
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  • Very beautiful and colonial Plaza. Full of police on all sides. But it is preferable to not walk there at night. I visited her at night tour bus and the next day in the afternoon. Full of people. You can take beautiful panoramic photos
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  • Beautiful, picturesque and ideal for day square. It is a typical point of the city. It is located near the pedestrian street.
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  • The plaza and all around is beautiful and full of history. The is lots of policemen spread what brings a bit of security but it's not enough to feel comfortable and secure. Definitely is a must go in Lima but be aware all the time.
  • OK Plaza De Armas (The White House of Peru)never opens or closes every third Sunday they do cambio de caballeria(calvary change)which changes the guards with a ceremonial horse march worth it, there's a lot of shops and Restaurants near"The Grand Plaza" better known in Spanish as Plaza de Armas,the Catedral de La Catacumbas where Harrison Ford,filmed Indiana Jones part.4 is near by in 2014 Ollanta Humala opened the Plaza gates and let the people in after The international court favored Peru over Chile and reclaim part of The Pacific Ocean that was stolen. Welcome To Lima,Peru City of Kings.Bienvenidos a la Ciudad de Los Reyes Lima,Peru your real local guide Peruano de La Molina District.
  • Great place to visit. It's around historic places and buildings full of history. Every day there's a ceremony around noon in the outside of the government palace.
  • This square is bounded by some of Lima's most historic buildings. As a happy side effect its a perfect place to get your taxi to drop you off and begin your rambles through the City
  • Beautiful architecture all around this square. With a big fountain in the middle and of course a big church and several government buildings. Great place to sit and people watch. Not much shade.
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