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Centro historico de Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The plaza is gorgeously arrayed and untouched by modern buildings. It's almost a movie setting of the grand houses heretofore inhabited by the grandees of Trujillo and their churches. Dazzling colors and swirling pedestrians enjoying the evening breeze give the place a photo-finish buzz all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This square is large, has nice atmosphere, surrounded by some nice buildings but it is not the nicest Square we saw in Peru. I can imagine that it is a place for local people where to relax and meet friends but for us not very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M2018K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main square of Trujillo, in Spanish the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas, is a great place to visit. A must-see for first time visitors. The clean city square is ringed by historic buildings, including a beautiful Catholic cathedral. The buildings are of colonial...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

This Plaza de Armas was one of our favourites in Peru. Big, with well preserved buildings and nice gardens. Lots of people gather here during the day and the night. Overall a lovely place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VeraS262
Reviewed 17 November 2018

A lovely square in the center of town and the place where you should begin your walking tour of the historic district.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If I had to pick the best main plaza in Peru between Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and Trujillo, I would pick this one as the best. A short walk around the plaza includes several colonial mansions and churches.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SolarT
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

La plaza de Armas de Trujillo never disappoints! Beautiful and clean! Beautiful at night and morning! Nice stroll with friends and enjoyed it thoroughly!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anamO2545MN
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This plaza is very pretty and very busy. Especially at night when all of the buildings are lit, it's a lovely place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A place in the city where many families and couples come to hand out eat some snacks and have fun. Great restaurants close to the plaza and several museums and travel agencies found along the street to help you plan your visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Juan P H
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I enjoyed walking around the Plaza de Armas a few times during my stay in Trujillo. There are many stores and things to see in this area. We enjoyed being around the center area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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