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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“people watch” (36 reviews)
“lots of shops” (8 reviews)
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Arequipa, Peru
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+51 959 832 081
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"beautiful square"
in 29 reviews
"people watch"
in 36 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 8 reviews
"palm trees"
in 17 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 8 reviews
"main square"
in 20 reviews
"white city"
in 16 reviews
"white stone"
in 11 reviews
"volcanic rock"
in 8 reviews
"colonial architecture"
in 10 reviews
"south america"
in 12 reviews
"pigeons"
in 90 reviews
"fountain"
in 67 reviews
"cathedral"
in 194 reviews
"benches"
in 48 reviews
"peru"
in 131 reviews
"balconies"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Surrounded by typical, white stoned hystorical buildings the main place of Arrequipa is a must once visiting the city

Thank 15matjan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful plazas I have ever seen, also a lot of good restaurants around. Always ask for the tourist menu, mostly a 3 course dinner which is really cheap and good.

Thank svfietje
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The square itself, and the many small streets surrounding it, are cobbled. Some areas are pedestrianised, but where not the traffic is fairly non-stop. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants - worth spending an hour or two here.

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Central meeting or starting point when exploring Arequipa. Nice view from below & even better view of the plaza when visiting the restaurants around the plaza.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try visit this plaza during the day, sunset and night. Each has a different appeal. Go to the National culture centre for the best view.

Thank priyalharia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arequipa is such an amazing city, and the Plaza de Armas is beautiful at any time of the day! There are some bars/restaurants on the top of the place and you should go there for a coffe with a great view of the church with...More

Thank Vítor Berlim A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

European style with elements of the New World. This plaza is historical, beautiful, during day and night. Lots of restaurants and colonial buildings (cathedral, monastery, houses, etc) around, with a few museums just outside the plaza. Highly recommended to anyone who visit AQP. You cannot...More

Thank PablosDad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The square is a great place to walk around and see the beautiful architecture and to sit to enjoy an ice cream cone and watch the dogs and children play.

Thank GreenMtnTraveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is so lovely, both during the day and night. I would recommend walking around during the day and later at night. You get two different feels/views. There are many restaurants in this area and several sites of interest to explore. It's also a...More

Thank WPLandry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is also framed by a cathedral and historic buildings with arcaded sidewalks where you find shops and restaurants. Its nice to sit in one of the restaurants at first floor, overlooking the square and watching the crowd or at least to refresh yourself...More

Thank enricoBeiWien
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