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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...more
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 the hostel to the airport on their own - no problem!