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“at noon”(91 reviews)
Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many important architectural monuments and buildings including a magnificent bronze fountain dating from 1650, the Archbishop's Palace with its elegant balconies and the Government...more
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Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
+51 980 048 502
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful square with amazing buildings. Don't miss the change of guards...quite a display! Fell in love with the architecture and the parades and/or demonstrations that kept springing up from all streets.

Thank periplanomeni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on two occasions in the night and day to saviour the atomosphere. Very busy on a Sunday night as they had a catholic celebration there and was absolutely packed with people and the noise from the crowd and the beauty of the buildings...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the historic centre of Lima, the plaza is bounded by a number of historically significant buildings. We had hoped to visit the Cathedral of Lima. Unfortunately, it was closed at the time of our visit due to a threatened protest march which necessitated...More

Thank 53Shadrach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The changing of the guards at the presidential Palace is an interesting spectacle. The square it self is well maintained as well as the surrounding buildings. A beautiful church, the President's compound. I feel anyone visiting Lima must stop and witness the changing of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful city ,mayors palace and surrounding buildings nicely preserved Spanish architecture.Guards and police presence all over plaza area.Interesting history.Enjoyable visit.

Thank Mikeval1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch in Chinatown and a short walk to this plaza. We were lucky to view the changing of the guard at noon time. spectacular music and crowd. The mansion is beautiful and is well Guarded with lots of police presence One cannot get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main plaza of the city which also has the Governor’s Palace, and has a strong police presence. Much history and beautiful architecture.

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful buildings with wooden balconies surrounding a big plaza with palm trees. Close to San Francisco church and the Gold museum.We took a tour from our hotel to get there and visit all 3 attractions.Word of caution traffic in rush hour can be really-really congested...More

Thank atti s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a business trip to Lima for two days. I had returned to Lima since I was 5. Nothing as I imagined it to be. The Plaza de Armas was beautiful. My visit was in the early evening at dusk after having been...More

Thank W3757AXmarkm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop and watch the Changing of the Guards at Plaza de Armas. Check on times, as I was told several different times to attend. Well rehearsed and impressive, although a little difficult to see and photograph through the massive iron fence but worth a spending...More

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21 November 2017|
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Response from muzzih | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at 1900 hostel - it was brilliant!! They can arrange a taxi fo you from the airport if you give them sufficient notice. Would really think it was more than safe. Our teenage children took a taxi on their own from... More
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20 September 2016|
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Response from stepsimp16 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want to do, but maybe 2-3 days.
6 June 2016|
Response from javk2017 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it does at noon. However, do check with your hotel in advance, just in case. BTW, just got this enquiry despite your posting it 2 weeks ago. Hope you enjoy your trip to Lima