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Plaza de Armas

Arequipa, Peru
+51 959 832 081
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Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant grand square features graceful colonnades, swaying palms and lush gardens.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“people watch” (32 reviews)
“palm trees” (17 reviews)
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Arequipa, Peru
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"beautiful square"
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"people watch"
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"palm trees"
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"main square"
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"white stone"
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"white city"
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"south america"
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"colonial architecture"
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"pigeons"
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"cathedral"
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"benches"
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"fountain"
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"peru"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful town square surrounded by historic white volcanic colonial buildings. Everything is chaotic though (as to be expected), and if you look gringo you will be constantly harassed by people trying to sell you bus tours. If you can avoid them, then its a lovely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will cross the main square for sure visiting this amazing city between ocean and mountains! Its a wonderful historic square and its just beautiful to see all the people moving! Just enjoy the athmosphere here!

Thank Alexander B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to people watch or a rendezvous point. Lot of seatings from benches to stairs. There are multiple tour agencies as well as restaurants surrounding the plaza. It has a super market for alcohol and other things. My tip is to...More

Thank Teresa V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square is very clean and accompanied by churches. Very nice colors is a good place to spend the afternoon.

Thank Henrique M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every Latin American city has its plaza de armas or central plaza, which was the heart of the colonial city and remains the centre with the cathedral and (usually) government buildings surrounding it. Arequipa's Plaza de Armas does not disappoint.

Thank tsmada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always fun to go down to the plaza and people watch, it is full of colorful and interesting folks. Our favorite Chinese restaurant Mandarian is a block off the plaza...

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot to spend the afternoon while deciding what to do. There are several restaurants and museums nearby, so it stands as an excellent meeting point.

Thank Bruno P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best place to met sunset on the roof after long day! Find the way to the restaurant on the roof - usually waiter looking for customers right on the street level, you have to go on the fourth floor, do not rush - you...More

Thank landviewfinder
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

the square is beautiful when you take time to check the details. all the buildings have covered pedestrian sidewaks like many european cities. The place is not flat, so actually all the buildings have long smooth steps and they are very well build using a...More

Thank Elphax
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

With its central location in the old town of Arequipa, this site is not to be missed. The entire square is surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings from which the basilica was the main eye catcher. I recommend following a guided tour which enables to view...More

Thank LVerro
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