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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"
in 25 reviews
"people watch"
in 32 reviews
"palm trees"
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"main square"
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"white stone"
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"white city"
in 13 reviews
"south america"
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"colonial architecture"
in 9 reviews
"pigeons"
in 99 reviews
"cathedral"
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"benches"
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"fountain"
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"peru"
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"balconies"
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The city tour by bus was basic but nice, especially the viewpoint of Yanahuara and main square were my highlights. The guide was friendly and explained quite a lot, almost didn't take a break to breathe but he survived. What was even better was our...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A trip to Arequipa would not be complete if it did not include the mecca of the historic district - the Plaza de Armas. White cathedral and fountains highlight the historical buildings, restaurants, tour venues, artisan works, casinos and lots of shopping.

Thank vickey s
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This Plaza de Armas is a quite different from the others in South America, because we have a background the Misti Volcano! The catedral is huge.

Thank Luiz D
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

There's always something going on at the Plaza de Armas. I saw protests, performances, kids playing, families getting ready to go to church, and more. Definitely plan to spend some time people-watching at the Plaza de Armas.

Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is a must see - like most places in Peru - this is part of a central square that hosts the city hall and church. Great views of the town below and an excellent location for pictures.

Thank Hari A
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The plaza was the first place I saw when I arrived in arequipa! It is surrounded by lots of restaurants and facilities, and also the cathedral which is well worth a visit! Eating along the balconies surrounding the plaza is a must!

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This plaza de armas is one of the largest in Peru. Unfortunately, due to the cathedral and the two-story construction around the other three sides, one cannot see the beautiful surrounding mountains. In addition, there are always TOO MANY PIGEONS, which defacate everywhere, and produce...More

Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the Plaza de Armas in Arequipa and were very impressed with the Historic Buildings and Market área surrounding the Plaza. It was decorated for the Christmas season and quite beautiful. We would definitely recommend visiting the Plaza when visiting Arequipa. The Old Historic...More

Thank LynnKruse
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

The Plaza de Armas de Areuipa was the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the weather, the beautiful sight of the Cathedral and look at the Misti volcano....thankfully they are not allowing cars in the periphery of the plaza..

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This is not one of the most famous squares, but it's really nice though. There are many locals relaxing on the square which gives it a nice atmosphere. Also the surrounding buildings are stunning.

Thank chrisztian
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