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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
+51 980 048 502
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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 Palace dating from 1924.
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“at noon” (89 reviews)
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Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
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"presidential palace"
in 154 reviews
"at noon"
in 89 reviews
"government buildings"
in 50 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 35 reviews
"guard change"
in 16 reviews
"city hall"
in 30 reviews
"main square"
in 31 reviews
"wooden balconies"
in 24 reviews
"marching band"
in 17 reviews
"police presence"
in 20 reviews
"lima cathedral"
in 21 reviews
"colonial architecture"
in 22 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 18 reviews
"take pictures"
in 23 reviews
"walk around"
in 23 reviews
"south america"
in 21 reviews
"walking tour"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you visit Lima’s plaza d armas, look for guides with a red shirt... Free walking tours. Alejandro Ordóñez, and his team (Diego & Christopher) are simply great!!! We did on of the best guided tours in the world: knowledgeable and entertaining... we started at...More

Thank JordiAbileEvents
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is located in the heart of the city. We watched the change of guard at noon. The plaza was blocked off so it was kind of hard to see and appreciate the event.

Thank enid a
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to stop by and you can certainly see the Spanish influences here. It’s about an hour away from Miraflores particularly during traffic hours.

Thank Tony Z
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even if you just walk through, it's worth it! If you can, visit the Bishop's Palace, watch the changing of the guards, and then go eat at Tanta!

Thank Katy A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting Imperial style building. Soldiers on guard, high fences, locked gates. Marching and guard change is impressing.

Thank sarasagiv
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the Metro bus to the Plaza de Armas from Barranco and spent the day strolling around the area. We went to museums, stores and restaurants. We ended up sitting in the Plaza watching the World Cup on a jumbo screen TV with a...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots og people, lots of grand historic palaces. A nice place to see while in lima. Fairly calm and clean as well.

Thank Camilla S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we took a free walking tour with Alejandro, which was excellent. Lots of information and he spoke great English

Thank JRocksmom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This plaza is one of the prettiest plazas I have been to in my travels. The flowers and grassy areas are beautiful and there are restaurants , cafes, cathedrals, stores, and much more surrounding the plaza. On one day we watched the World Cup on...More

Thank viajera464
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A central point of the old colonial city, surrounded by a number of impressive buildings such as the Cathedral & the presidential palace. Much of the centre of the square is pedestrianised. When we were there much of it was cordoned off and guarded by...More

Thank Andy F
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labad121256
21 November 2017|
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Response from muzzi h | 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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Elliot R
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.
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ca920
6 June 2016|
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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
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