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Plaza San Martin

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Neighbourhood: Cercado de Lima
As featured in 3 Days in Lima and 3 other guides
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Address: Lima, Peru
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US$45.00*
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Lima Bar Crawl Including Drinks and Food Tastings
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Private Lima City Tour
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A nice place to appreciate the history of Lima, i saw a great monument in the center about Jose de San Martin who proclaimed the peruvian independence, there are green areas to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice place to appreciate the history of Lima, i saw a great monument in the center about Jose de San Martin who proclaimed the peruvian independence, there are green areas to take a rest in addtion, around this square there are many old buildings like the bolivar hotel and many restaurants to enjoy peruvian food. its safe in the... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here after Plaza de Armas and Barrio Chino. It's a nice plaza, with a beautiful-looking hotel .

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to see it, Lima has nice centre was 2 hour walk. Not much to see, this plaza is better than other places in Lima but I would not need to see it again.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...which is what our guide book suggested. Beatiful colonial buildings, including an old and respected hotel, around the entire square. Don't miss it

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We drove through the plaza by night on our last night in Lima. It was buzzing with cars and people. The buildings were fabulously illuminated. So those with an interest in architecture would enjoy it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A beautiful plaza with some little restaurants around its edges. Easy access to a major pedestrian and shopping mall. Always full of people and street entertainers which give the place a real buzz. Police with whistles work to manage the over crowded streets and we laughed as a one busker worked his way repeatedly across the intersection avoiding the wrath... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Named after Peru’s liberator, Jose de San Martin, this plaza is a must visit. Do a bit of Internet research before you go to get a better feel for the importance of this historic plaza. A statue of San Martin on a horse graces the middle of the plaza. From this vantage point you can get a 360 feel of... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This beautiful square was inaugurated in 1921 paying respect to Jose' de San Martin, the liberator of Peru (his statue is in the middle). There are lovely gardens and beautiful buildings surrounding this park. We started our walking tour here and continued on to the Plaza de Armas.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A beautiful open space to stroll through connecting to the pedestrian street with shops. It's an old quarter of Lima. Local faresidents , local restaurant serving local cuisine. The square is surrounded by cathedral, Palace , City hall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The last time I was at this venue was in 1990. I was amazed at how good and beautiful it looks now. It was spotless, safe and great for a short walk. I loved visiting this amazing historical landmark of Lima's City Centre.

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