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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.
Arequipa, Peru
+51 959 832 081
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I spent several very happy afternoons on restaurant balconies overlooking this square, eating great food and watching birds swoop, children play, couples court, etc. It was a little slice of heaven. And alpaca is delicious, even if they're so cute they shouldn't be killed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place tipical of the Spanish architecture of the time. We didn't know much about Arequipa before getting their ; its center is very beautiful, worth a good walk around.

Thank webbin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never thought I will get over the Cusco bias but the Plaza at Arequipa is amazing. The symmetry of the place, the vibe - the labyrinth of streets going in different directions makes it the best plaza in Peru for sure. What makes it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful fun filled square with lot of life and music. Lots of cafes and restaurants near by.

Thank lalithaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful square with greats views of the Cathedral and the old buildings that surround the square. Take a time and enjoy the view. Safe place with many tourists strolling around.

Thank amaurimattos
Reviewed 1 week ago

All principal Squares in Peru are called "Plaza del Armas" - they have their marches in this place. It has imposing buildings

Thank paulsagiv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buildings around this square are just beautiful in both day and night. You should go up to one of the rooftop terrace to enjoy the sunset - but do becareful that some charges some steep price for their food. Not too many touts around...More

Thank nldogbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to find the famous queso helado! Beautiful architecture and multiple shops and restaurants lining the plaza. We people watched and had a great time just taking in the atmosphere! Always felt safe!

Thank nikki1232008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

He haven’t gone inside the main building, but the plaza is beautiful. I knock one star off because all the people constantly bugging us to eat at their restaurants, but it’s a cool hangout. Tons of locals and tourists are there all the time relaxing....More

Thank PillowPopper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The square is ringed on 3 sides with historic galleried buildings and then dominated on the northern boundary by the majestic and stunning cathedral which is one of the most dramatic of buildings. The central area is a delightful small park with a fountain, palm...More

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