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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Arequipa, Peru
+51 959 832 081
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very attractive plaza which can be busy with the Cathedral taking up all of one side. Visitors wearing shorts not allowed into the cathedral and check opening times. Several restaurants overlooking the square at first floor level well worth visiting for a coffee or full...More

Thank trevorg1uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The flowers in the park are nice. Be careful of pickpockets. This was the only place on our two week trip where one of our group had an attempted pickpocket.

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a gorgeous square to hang out, to sit and relax, to have a drink in the bars and restaurants on the second floors of the surrounding buildings to overlook square life. Great to have no more cars queuing around the square (now the...More

Thank Dr Hermann Jose... T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax and people watch. No real vendors annoying you trying to sell stuff. A chance to just sit back and watch the world go by!

Thank Daithi423
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to wander. There was a band playing one evening and a choir of children early one morning. A beautiful place to hang out and I highly recommend staying within a block or two so access is easy!

Thank Kgavitt
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful city square dominated by the Cathedral on one side and former official buildings now converted to shops downstairs and many restaurants upstairs. The centre is beautiful wuih many gardens and shade trees. Many great photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This is a very central location to local shops, restaurants and bars. Found myself sitting here most evening during my stay as it’s a great place to watch the world go by. Lots of seats to sit on with great vantage points of the cathedral...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, clean square with some gorgeous markets, beautiful galleries and hundreds of restaurants on the second floor around the square. The drinks around the square are actually pretty cheap (avoid the food, not so cheap and not nice). If you're in Arequipa you can't miss...More

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Nice square situated in the middle of Arequipa. Seems very safe and there are lots of restaurants around. Would definitely recommend if coming to the city!

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Superb landscape with the mountain behind the buildings, very nice athmosphere in the area. Just great !

Thank Gianfranco B
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