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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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  • It is worth visiting the Plaza de Armas since you can visit the Cathedral, the Museum of the Archbishopric and also enjoy the changing of the guard. It is a very traditional place surrounded by very well maintained buildings.
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  • It is a beautiful place with beautiful architecture. My child enjoy taking photos with the musical ensemble of the papa Noel. The Christmas tree is beautiful and all sections of the square have elements that represent the Christmas. A sled of Santa reindeer sculptures decorated with lights. And on the balcony of the town hall a great birth with Andean patterned clothing. We ate at the 10 very rich Grill with a nice view of the square.
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  • When instead I like to go to the historical center of Lima, especially being in the plaza de armas, which has cute decorations, which clearly can be seen over Christmas night... This very safe and clean.
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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.