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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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Love the Military Ceremony on Sunday

The Plaza de Armas is the center of old Lima. It is a great place to just sit and watch people. Don't miss the Military Ceremony on Sunday if you have a chance to see it. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Mobile, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Plaza de Armas is the center of old Lima. It is a great place to just sit and watch people. Don't miss the Military Ceremony on Sunday if you have a chance to see it. There is plenty of other things to see within walking distance.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They had just celebrated their anniversary, so the square was blocked off. There was a lot of police. And the changing of the guards was difficult to see. We heard the music from the band in a distance, but the view was blocked by the many other individuals trying to observe the ceremony of the guard change. There is "public... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a very good place in Lima. You can take some interesting pictures and see the hiatory of the places. There you can find a free tourist guide to explain abouth the things in the plaza de armas. Very good.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dating back to January 18, 1535 when Lima was founded, Plaza Major or Plaza de Armas is the historical and cultural birthplace of the city. The vast central open space is surrounded by the important institutions: the Municipal Palace, the Palace of the Union, the Cathedral of Lima, and Archbishop’s Palace and the Government Palace. The architecture is stunning, but... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a walking tour of Lima from the Plaza San Martin to this Plaza to the Catacombs in the Church of San Francisco. AWESOME !!!! The Plaza de Armas is a very vital part of this bustling city. The Cathedral is on one side of the square, City Hall (yellow) is across the square and the Presidential Palace is... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Peru and staying for few days in Lima , I recommend you to visit the Center of Lima , at 12 pm everyday the militar band plays music at Plaza the Armas in the govermment palace . Also the Cathedral is right there and you can walk to the Catacumbs.

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Moriah, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful kept park, with colorful flowers, statues, a large fountain and elegant old buildings. There are benches to sit and enjoy the sites, take photos or have a snack. The architecture of the old buildings has a charm and wonder of days gone by, beautiful detail.

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Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

catching the daily noon hour changing of the guard made our visit very memorable. We enjoyed the musical presentation set in such a magnificient center

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Belem, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your camera and take your time to go around and observe all the details in the different buildings on all sides of the Plaza de Armas. A lot of beautiful details

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Los Altos, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide took us here and we walked around the park. The park was decorated for Christmas as we stayed here Lima for Christmas. Enjoyed the walk.

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