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Address: Arequipa, Peru
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+51 959 832 081

Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant...

Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant grand square features graceful colonnades, swaying palms and lush gardens.

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Always things to look at and admire!

Busy plaza with stunning cathedral and presidential palace. Architecture is beautiful with many styles.

Reviewed 2 days ago
West Coast B.c.
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West Coast B.c.
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy plaza with stunning cathedral and presidential palace. Architecture is beautiful with many styles.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vivid, may people around and surrounded by hostorical buildings, resataurants etc. Arequipa centers towards this plaza!

Thank Molen61
Cusco, Peru
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The plaza is beautiful and perfecto for people watching! Families go there and spend time feeding the pigeons, really entertaining to watch!

Thank Mel161
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine plaza mayor bookended by the cathedral and the ayuntamiento the Plaza de Armas offers lots of benches, an interesting fountain and plantings, and is clearly a hub of local life. A tired tourist can find a seat on a bench and watch local life pass by, a perfect setting for a bit of rest and relaxation after seeing... More 

Thank eopederson
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a very spacious and architectonically most beautiful plaza de armas of any spanish colonial cities. the whole plaza is one piece of architecture. in addition the cathedral is very imposing filling one whole side of the plaza.

Thank PDB1957
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just loved the Plaza de Armas in Arequipa. The many arcades and bars that flank it are ideal to sit in as the sun goes down. Lovely energy to the square and it's full of friendly locals. Nice and leafy with lots of benches to sit on and chill watching life pass you by. The volcanoes tower about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice mix of tourists and locals, with pleasant greenery and benches to sit on (though you can't sit on the greenery). A few tourists restaurants on the level above are worth a visit to get a nice view over looking everything, especially with the surrounding views of the cathedral and distant mountains. Good place to spend a few hours... More 

Thank DavidSaulFineberg
Lima, Peru
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13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, Arequipa is Peru's most beautiful city and the main square says so much of its past. The city has many colonial influences but it is at the same time defined by the building materials found around the city. it gave the main square a familiar feeling while the palm trees make it feel exotic. It's a really nice... More 

Thank Lisa S
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful old Spanish cathedral of sillar is set against a well kept park. Sitting on one of the many benches you can enjoy people watching amidst the palm trees that surround a pond and fountain. Around the square are many shops including an arade with many local crafts

Thank aprilbending
Port Ludlow, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An abundance of shade and benches with several large trees, relatively few people badgering you for tourist sales, some attractive architecture, and two large mountains going up to +- 20,000'. Stay at the Katari Hotel and enjoy your morning brunch, or an evening drink, on the rooftop terrace with a view of all of the above.

Thank Tim V

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