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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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  • The buildings around are beautiful, you can wander in carts and standing, it is worth knowing. I love
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  • Many places to visit. Attractions for a whole morning. Primarily cultural, but also religious and buy handicrafts. A couple of blocks away is the monastery of Santo domingo, which is not to be missed.
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  • This square is very similar to all other countries related to Spanish colonization. Interesting is to know the architecture of the time.
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  • Wonderfull park in front of the presidential palace. Nice monuments and is surrounded by goverment offices and the main church of Lima. Great place to take photos. There are many tours groups that start from this park to other scenic places close by in Lima. Carefull to watch out for pick pocketers !!!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place. Lots of people making out. Cheap pizza + icecream on the corner
  • Very busy place. Lots of street vendors trying to sell things like post cards, little souvenirs, etc. Very historic place. Fun seeing the palace and guards.