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Standard plaza

This is your standard plaza that you see in every city in very country in South and Central America. I used it to sit down, people watch and read some books. I have seen better, I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert C
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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435 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your standard plaza that you see in every city in very country in South and Central America. I used it to sit down, people watch and read some books. I have seen better, I have seen worse.

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Dublin, Ireland
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239 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As squares go in Peru, this would not be my favourite. It lacks atmosphere and can be quite noisy because of the constant traffic all around the square. It is surrounded by banks (as opposed to cafés or shops) which also takes from it being a relaxing or enjoyable space.

Thank emmaemccarthy
Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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299 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This market square is almost identical to all other matket squares in Peru. So if you have seen kne, you have seen them all. This one ix surrounded by a few decent restaurants so not bad in its own.

Thank Ignace D
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27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's not a main attraction but you walk past it going to hiking stores and finding a menu del dia. It's pretty enough...

Thank Lynda K
Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you can find a spot to sit, its a nice, clean, safe area to chill out and watch the town do it's thing.

Thank Diane H
Huaraz, Peru
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Plaza de Armas is located in the center of Huaraz and is a convenient spot to meet and/or to sit for a few minutes before heading to the Artisan's market across the street. It's not a spectacular plaza but mostly clean and safe.

Thank barbschwarz
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This plaza is not really that special. Looks nice but a bit boring to spend your time there. Seen better and it could be better. To me there is a lack of atmosphere but I use it a reference point to know where I am.

Thank justice1985
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the plaza as we were trying to kill sometime acclimatising in Huaraz. The plaza is OK. We have seen much better on our travels in South America. It's alright to chill in if your have time to kill but not much else.

Thank Irish_Mike_100
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The best bit about Huaraz is not the town itself. Whilst the Plaza de Armas probably passes as one of the nicest parts of the town, it is hardly worthy of being considered an attractive destination. The Plaza itself contains a half-built church that the locals don't believe will ever be completed (and the more superstitious believe that by doing... More 

Thank Adrian L
Melbourne, Australia
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395 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

All I can say is that it's just a square. There are lots better ones in South America. Interesting that most of the photos of the square are taken from neighboring buildings, not ground level to make it look more interesting.

Thank Alek C

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