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 Latin American stable is the major plaza with great religious and municipal areas that will being being wonder to their grandeur 
    A Latin American stable is the major plaza with great religious and municipal areas that will being being wonder to their grandeur  more »
  • This was a huge highlight of our trip and we went once in the daytime, and again at night. It was beautiful and we loved people watching here. There is a Chocolate Museum (yum) nearby which was... 
    This was a huge highlight of our trip and we went once in the daytime, and again at night. It was beautiful and we loved people watching here. There is a Chocolate Museum (yum) nearby which was...  more »
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  • A very calm place where you can sit and chat with friends or take great photos and draw. You must always be extra careful in the centre of Lima but there's enough of a police presence in the Plaza de Armas to feel a sense of security (not saying to drop your guard). An overall enjoyable place to relax, very tranquil and with good architecture; the church and other buildings.
  • Beautiful colonial place. Usually nearby streets are closed so taxis drop you 1 or 2 streets close. Businesses close at 9 o'clock. Be careful at night. @aitch_koch

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