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“A Great Starting Place”
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
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US$15.00*
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Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including...
Ranked #3 of 113 things to do in Arequipa
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Owner description: Serving as the focus of urban life and evening activities, this elegant grand square features graceful colonnades, swaying palms and lush gardens.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The plaza is a great place to start your first visit to Arequipa. It is surrounded by restaurants, shops, tour operators, museums, etc

The cathedral (shown) overlooks the plaza and it's bell towers can be seen from all over Arequipa.

Thank MVLlosa
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Plaza de Armas was a huge, beautiful square, with a big central park, surrounded by restaurants, museums & tourist stores. It was highlighted by the incredible cathedral at one end, which became even more beautiful as sunset approached, and the lights came on. The plaza was very clean and was the central point for all activity in the area. The locals & tourists congregated there.

Thank Becky M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

As far as I know, there's no country which has more Plaza de Armas than Peru and the one in Arequipa is surely one of the most beautiful ones. Be prepared to be approached by people who'd like to sell you something. Just ignore them if you don't want to buy anything, it's no problem at all. There are lots of cafés and restaurants at the galleries around Plaza de Armas. Most of them are not extremely expensive when you come from a Western country but do have tourist prices, of course. If you're on a budget, just escape to any of the small roads near Plaza de Armas and you will easily find good food for no more than US$ 3 - 4.

Thank Daniela F
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The Plaza de Armas is one of the best I’ve seen in Peru. Very well taken care of and the surrounding buildings are a treat to view and photograph. In the area are also museums, cathedrals and public buildings. Nice place to sit relax and watch.

Thank Gene S
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

You know, every spanish style city has a "Plaza de Armas".

And this is the most beautiful "Plaza de Armas" of all Peru.

Maybe the world's most beautiful "Plaza de Armas".

Thank Viajante_mineiro_uai
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