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Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
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"beautiful square"
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"bolivar hotel"
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"jiron de la union"
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"quick look"
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"pedestrian street"
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"historic centre of lima"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Central square of the historical quarter, surrounded by some Lima's old colonial buildings. Most of it is inaccessible, however, due to a heavy police/ army presence in an attempt to stop the area being used to start protests or demonstrations. This makes the "atmosphere" a...More

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plaza San Martin has a lot of beautiful buildings, but the most interesting was to watch some political meetings afternoon and evening times.

Thank Joseph K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a plaza near Centro, that is really just a big square of open space. Not a lot going on there, some government buildings and one cool very old hotel we stopped into see. In the center is a statue of a horse with...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This plaza and square with lovely greenery and flowers is nice and kept clean. The buidings around it are interesting with historical significance. However, walking around doesn't take too long and the traffic noise was awful. Not really a quiet place to sit and relax.

Thank seetheworld2014
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We approached a civil demonstration as we came here. They were chanting via megaphone about the unequal working pay for munorities and indigenous people. There were benches to sit around the center green park. People went about their businesses. NIce stately buildings

Thank 4historyandculture
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is another pretty plaza in the historic centre of Lima, within easy walking distance of Plaza Mayor. In the centre of the Plaza is a statue to José de San Martín. Apparently there is a mistake in the statue. The lady with the helmet...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Wonderful square with beautiful greenery and architecture. There is a beautiful statue of Jose' de San Martin in the middle of the plaza. It was lovely just to sit and relax after walking around El Centro. I really loved this plaza, it was just beautiful!

Thank TravelBug5619
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

My husband and I spent about 15 minutes in the square during a tour of Lima. It's a gorgeous plaza surrounded by beautiful architecture. Well maintained, if a bit touristy.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It's a plaza that is nice and surrounded by tourist stuff. Can't imagine anyone spending more than 10 minutes there.

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was wonderful to walk around this spacious historical square and see the detail of the statuary and building facades. I can just imagine the stories that were told within the confines of this historical center.

Thank denisebU4964ZV
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Response from Tim G | Reviewed this property |
Hey Gary, You know, I rarely get stumped. But I have to admit, I don’t know. I even contacted a friend of mine, who is a local there, and she didn’t know. I’ll keep trying to find an answer, I’m curious too. Sorry I... More
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