Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Lima

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Soak in the history of Lima's original town square at Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). When the city was founded in 1535, its design required a central plaza from which a grid system of streets could be constructed. Nearly 500 years later, the grand plaza remains at the heart of Lima life. Admire the landmark buildings lining the plaza, such as the government palace, the municipal palace, and the city's cathedral. Ask one of the English-speaking tourism assistants, who are stationed in the square, for any advice you might need. Put Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) and other Lima attractions into our Lima planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A really big plaza that seems to be the hub of the city. A strong Spanish influence and leads to many nearby interesting side streets, shops, restaurants and bars. It was nice coming here early in... 
    A really big plaza that seems to be the hub of the city. A strong Spanish influence and leads to many nearby interesting side streets, shops, restaurants and bars. It was nice coming here early in...  more »
  • We only drove by this plaza but still enjoyed seeing it. Lima is a great city to visit and enjoy the sites. 
    We only drove by this plaza but still enjoyed seeing it. Lima is a great city to visit and enjoy the sites.  more »
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  • Beautiful plaza with great restaurants around it. Go there at late afternoon and stay till Night time to see the square light up. Visit all the other things around like San Francisco cathedral and others.
  • Well, it's a beautiful square but I guess in the wrong place. I didn't feel like in Peru at all. I felt like in Spain. Of course, it is part of history but I just disagree with the colonization ideas around the whole world. So the square is nice with that Spanish architecture but it just looks to me like a strawberry on the top of a beef steak. Both are delicious but not tasty together. Thank you 💙

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