"Plaza de Armas" Plaza Mayor And Surroundings Tip by al2401

Plaza Mayor And Surroundings, Lima: 41 reviews and 76 photos

  Waiting for the protestors - Plaza de Armas Lima
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The name Plaza de Armas (Plaza of Arms) is is given to the main square in many cities in Spain and Latin America. In most cases it is actually the same place as the Plaza Mayor. Historically it is the place from where the city would be defended.

Spanish cities were designed alike with a gridwork of streets and the Plaza located in the centre. The site of the plaza was established by Francisco Pizzaro in 1535.

The Plaza de Armas in Lima is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Archbisop's Palace, the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Palace of the Union.

On the day of my visit the square was close to the public because of a planned demonstration

Address: Centrum of Lima
Website: http://www.lima.info/plaza_mayor.htm

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  • Updated Dec 4, 2011
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