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. Put Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) and other Lima attractions into our Lima planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It had been earlier in Lima, on 2 occasions some years ago, but only for a couple of days each time. As they were business trips, I had not had time or occasion to visit anything interesting. On this occasion, and accompanied by my Ms. we were 5 days dedicated to travel. I was amazed with everything you had to know, starting with the plaza mayor, the Cathedral and its buildings, the Presidential Palace, as well as neighborhoods such as San Isidro, Miraflores, etc and the ruins of Pachacamac. In short, an unforgettable journey
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  • The plaza is impressive by its large size compared to other colonial centers. The most attractive is the Government Palace and above all the changing of the guard, which is a pretty entertaining choreography. The Cathedral is nice but nothing extraordinary. All the buildings with their balconies are very well preserved.
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  • Historical square in the Peruvian capital. Well kept, clean. Has old buildings in great condition. We have seen the return of guard in the Government Palace. Awesome, better than London. Recommend
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  • Very nice you can see from there the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and you can stroll through its surroundings
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  • It was unforgettable, we went with my 3E living room fe y Alegría 10
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  • It's nice here
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  • Compulsory visit anytime attractive and picturesque
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