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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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This is a very popular area of Lima allowing for great picture taking. There is a small entry fee to see some of the buildings inside. Don’t miss the changing of the guard at noon and of course the Chocolate Museum.
This open plaza offers a really good picture of the cathedral and presidential palace and the gardens in the centre. The plaza and nearby building's architecture offer a very picturesque view of some of the most important buildings in the city. The gardens are beautifully...More
This is definitely a great place that one must visit when in Lima. Unfortunately we visited as part of a group tour and only had a bit of time here. The buildings are impressive and take you back to when the Spanish invaded and brought...More
I took my husband and my 14 year old son to know Lima and to my surprise they have a carnival on the plaza de armas. We had so much fun. They have dancers going all around with beautiful outfits. My husband and my son...More
This is a gorgeous plaza flanked by beautiful buildings dating back hundreds of years. There are many different attractions to access from this square. It is a MUST - SEE while in Lima, Peru, of course.
The plaza is super safe with cops all over the place. I counted over 20 cops on the plaza. This made us feel safe. Lots of old buildings like the presidential palace, the cathedral, ... All rated Unesco. We were lucky to be there at...More
We went on this tour as an excursion from a cruise. Plaza Mayor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro in 1535. "Although city planning was uncommon then, he laid out 117 blocks in neat rectangles on...More
Fascinating architecture. not to be missed when in Lima. Be careful of "friendly" people who will pick your pocket but actually a very safe area. Coffee very expensive at nearby shop.
The nearby Franciscan church is very popular with Its bones in the crypt and...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!