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Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant grand square features graceful colonnades, swaying palms and lush gardens.
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Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fine plaza surrounded by well maintained gardens and centred with a fine fountain. A meeting place for everyone and home to a few hawkers , acouple of professional photographers and a guy complete with an old portable typewriter who appears to write letters for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its inevitable that you'll end up in the Plaza de Armas when you're in Arequipa as most of the streets in the historic part lead there. Its fun, its full of life yet you don't feel threatened or hassled in any way. Its green and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ollerbarrow
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a really nice main square. It is clean and had a lot of nice restaurants and cafes. It is full of history and culture. It is also a nice place to sit down and relax.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank seankay86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best squares I’ve ever visited. Clean and calm a tranquil space. A nice walk around the square visiting shops and markets.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 526catherinec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Centre point of Arequipa, great place to hang out at any time, plenty of eateries here on the balconies. Beautiful cathedral on on side of the plaza.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Davey R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is the main feature of the Plaza Around the plaza there are restaurants and bars to people watch . Lots of locals hang out around the Plaza The Square gets very lively in the evening .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cheers142
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Arequipa plaza de armas which is a garden/meeting point in the downtown area. There are beautiful flowers and many park benches to sit and enjoy the sunshine. There are also many cafes surrounding the plaza for food or coffee. The entrance to the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Caryl17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice place in the centre of Arequipa. Enjoy the grass, flowers and benches and chill out. I would suggest passing by during sunset: the colours on the cathedral and the Misti are magic.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LouisD16230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous Plaza in the centre with many places to eat and explore. Spent a lovely couple of afternoons here.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nadinefiveacreview
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice park to see, but nothing really special. There are annoying salesmen trying to sell you tours, selfiesticks and sunglasses. The fountain in the middle didn't work when we walked passed it today a couple of times.

Date of experience: September 2019
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