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“Nice Park, Nothing "Special"”

Plaza De La Constitucion
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Huancayo
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Owner description: Se ubica en el centro de la ciudad. Su nombre es EN homenaje a la Constitución liberal de Cádiz Es la plaza principal de la ciudad, encontrándose en ella monumentos en honor al Mariscal Don Ramón Castilla y Marquezado, (importantes por ser quienes abolieron la esclavitud)
Lima, Peru
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice Park, Nothing "Special"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Our hotel was close to this park and it was a nice park to walk through on our way to other things, but it did not seem to be a place to stop and spend time. There are some nice surrounding buildings worth snapping a few pictures of, but not sure that I would "recommend" that you seek out this park.

Visited January 2014
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“Huancayo's Central Hub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

This is a great place to sit and watch people going about there business. There are plenty of benches in the square where you can sit or even have a picnic. People gather here and it is bordered by the cathedral and the main street. It's also where organised trips of the region leave from.

On Sundays there is a raising of the flag ceremony and the square is the focus of all kinds of other civic and military gatherings and ceremonies. While I was there, for example, there was a running race along the main street and the local dignitaries and military big wigs were gathered in the square.

Visited April 2013
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“It could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Huancayo is a commercial town. There is no traditional colonial square with lovely buildings around. The plaza was expanded some decades ago, but most of the buildings are recent additions.

Visited September 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Plaza de la Constitucion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

This is the central plaza in Huancayo, which is bounded on one side by a lovely cathedral. As I was there on a splenidly warm and gorgeous Sunday, there was an enormous amount of activity, including an outpouring of communicants from the cathedral, a host of vendors and entertainers, a huge military presence with tons of pomp and circumstance, a phalanx of local politicians, and so forth. It's a great place to spend an hour or two just people-watching. And, on Sundays, a few blocks down from the Plaza is a quite large, bustling, colorful market, which draws folks from the entire region for wares, food, music, and fun. And, even though I am opposed to malls, close to the Plaza there is a new mall across from the downtown train station with a very large and complete grocery/dry goods store on its first floor, including a good deli, produce section, etc. It's like a small Costco or Walmart, which can be useful if you're travelling in the region.

Visited May 2012
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