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Address: Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 980048502
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Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many...

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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The centre of town has lots of nice old buildings to explore and mix it in with the locals , we were there on Sunday so there was lots of colour

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The centre of town has lots of nice old buildings to explore and mix it in with the locals , we were there on Sunday so there was lots of colour

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This large square offers a good view of traditional Spanish architecture. There are many attractions within easy reach as well as interesting shops.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This busy plaza is the historic center of the city and worth a stroll around. Time it so that you can see the changing of the guard.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a Mirabus tour that provided decent english commentary. There are some street vendors, but they are not too pushy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history with tour. Shopping nearby and great restaurants too. Take the horse and buggy ride also.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Governor's Palace overlooks this grand central plaza. Go at noon to see the 20 minute changing of the guard ceremony.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the Plaza de Armas as part of our Shore Excursion with Haku tours. They timed it perfectly so that we could eat lunch and watch the changing of the guards at the palace. This was fun to watch and the band played music before the changing of the guards so there was lots to see. The square itself... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza is nice and there a lot of things to see. Since the traffic is so horrible in downtown Lima, I would recommend to take a taxi to a spot and then from there walk. Or take the buses. The buses have their own lanes and can move much faster then any car or taxi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely get out of miraflores and visit down town. I went when the guards were changing, which is a very serious ceremony which then turned into a round of happy birthday music for a guard. Really surprising but good fun.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's about it. Kind of nice area to walk in but I wouldn't plan a day around it. Some good little cafes and chocolate museum nearby.

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