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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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  • Average9%
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“at noon” (80 reviews)
Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
+51 980 048 502
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the centre of Lima’s Old Town. Charming streets surround the square with nice eateries, shops and churches. The rest of Lima is not particularly attractive but Plaza de Armas combines the best of European and South American architecture and ambience

Thank mompy
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Plaza on a sunny Sunday afternoon, October 15th, 2017 with my daughter and our local guide Christina (who works for Condor Travel in Lima). Christina directed us around the square pointing out highlights and stopping at places where we could take photographs....More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place, with beautiful antique buildings all around. The highlight is for the cathedral! We went there at the time to watch the change of the guard that happened in the presidential house.

Thank Leticia A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Taxi fares in Lima are really cheap.This is a lovely square to visit with beautifully maintained gardens and buildings. Definitely felt quite safe to walk around with about 20 riot police patrolling in their full gear . Plenty of nice restaurants with a good vista...More

Thank Maurice B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came in the morning from Barranco, taking the Metro bus system. Arrived very comfortably. At around 12:00, watched the changing of the guard. Police had blocked entrance to the square due to worries about manifestations.

Thank Arieh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is beautiful and represents the city center with the Government's palace, city hall, and the cathedral. It is heavily guarded with security so you will feel safe while wandering around. This place is great for pics.

Thank Denell1006
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great center of town experience, right next to the presidential palace..Had to take uBER from Miraflores for about 6-7 dollars

Thank Tkt2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's beautiful! You can tell that they take good care of it, everything is so clean and organized :) and there are multiple restaurants and shopping also museums almost everything:)

Thank Naomi E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to people watch with its mix of tourists and regulars going about their hustle and bustle. Usually some live music/performers. Restaurants and Chinatown within walking distance. Traffic can get kind of crazy surrounding the plaza but taxis/cabs in Lima are cheap to begin...More

Thank klohbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like so many of these this has it’s own unique character and feel. Great for people watching and just strolling around taking it all in!

Thank Marilyn A
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Elliot R
20 September 2016|
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Response from | 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