We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 959 832 081
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$46.50*
and up
Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
More Info
US$15.00*
and up
Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,574 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 317
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Plaza de Armas

A typical, yet beautiful Plaza, the nearby cathedral is majestically impressive. Many restaurants and cafes are nearby.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bonnemot
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,574 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 580: English reviews
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A typical, yet beautiful Plaza, the nearby cathedral is majestically impressive. Many restaurants and cafes are nearby.

Helpful?
Thank Bonnemot
South America
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Plaza is clean and lively with lost going on. There are a plenty of places to eat along the square, but be warned you will be hassled by touts as soon as you enter.

Helpful?
Thank RecoveringHippie
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice square with restaurants all around, a place of activity where you can really enjoy the time.

Helpful?
Thank Tony M
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The square has been mainly pedestrianised, which is a GOOD THING! It is a pleasant space with a central fountain, lawns, trees and seating. Three sides of the square have colonnaded shops some with upstairs cafes with great views. The forth side is taken up entirely by the massive facade of the Cathedral. It is kept spotlessly clean and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank trunkles10
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plaza is now traffic free! We used to be assaulted with car alarms honking and unpleasant emission smells. Now you find a peaceful and visually stimulating place in which to walk or just sit. Interesting shops are tucked away around the square. If you are a people watcher this is heaven. On Weekends you may see a parade or... More 

Helpful?
Thank chad n
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is your typical Peruvian Plaza de Armas. I like the Cathedral which gives it an special touch. There are good places to eat from. Also, you can buy your tickets to the attractions you want to visit.

Helpful?
Thank Jimdiaz8
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We we're glad to arrive in Arequipa and stop for some snacks there. Really quiet (no traffic allowed) after some days in Lima! Plus nice architecture and the cathedral

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lima, Peru
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is nice to find a place like this in Peru . Full of traditions and a nice place to stay sitting down lost in time . You can feed the doves or take great pictures to people or the churches around . Anything , you will enjoy your stay , safe peaceful and lovely.

Helpful?
Thank Lour2506
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El centro de la "ciudad blanca" está lleno de vida. En las mañanas es ideal para ver pasar a la gente hacia sus actividades cotidianas mientras que es un gran lugar para almorzar en algunos de los restaurantes con balcones que miran hacia la plaza. // The center of the "white city" is full of life. In the mornings it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paula R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
211 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite a big area to walk around, take it all in, and feed the pigeons and maybe sit have a coffee or lunch and do some shopping. Some really good shops along the side streets selling Alpaca and Llama wood clothing. I bought a lovely poncho and find it rather a warm piece of item, expensive as it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank malnit56

Travellers who viewed Plaza de Armas also viewed

Arequipa, Arequipa Region
 
Arequipa, Arequipa Region
 

Been to Plaza de Armas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Plaza de Armas and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Plaza de Armas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?