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Lima Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

Lima’s Plaza Mayor (main square) is central Plaza de Armas, the city’s historic heart and birthplace.

Landscaped with palm trees, elaborate lampposts, flower beds and greenery, the square’s focus is the 1650 tiered bronze fountain in the center and the statue of Francisco Pizarro on horseback nearby.

Visit at 11:45am to watch the changing of the guard, or visit any time to find an empty seat and watch the world wander by.

There’s plenty to look at, with the cathedral on one side and the beautiful balconies of the Palacio Arzobispal next door. Several other attractive buildings with balconies and arched porticoes line the square, including the City Hall and Government Palace.

Practical Info

Plaza de Armas is in Lima’s city center. The pedestrianized Jiron de la Union runs southwest to Plaza San Martin, linking Lima’s two main squares.

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Lima City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 227 Reviews

Enjoy a complete tour of the beautiful cultural town of Lima, also know as the City of Kings. You’ll see classic historical sights, colonial and Inca ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.99

Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

There's no better way to explore Lima than on a small group walking tour! Try out some Spanish greetings, stroll around the central market, try pisco sour and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00

7-Day Peru: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

Take a tour to Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This 7 day adventure is perfect for any group whether it be couples, families or friends. The ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $1,633.00

City Sightseeing Lima Open-Top Bus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Discover Lima's rich history and beauty on this exciting City Sightseeing tour by open-top bus! Choose from two tour options, each giving you the chance to ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: Varies

From USD $25.00

Lima Private City Tour by Car

Enjoy a private city tour by car of the city of Lima and see its main landmarks and attractions. With a private guide, you will see important places in the ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.00

Lima City and Basilica of Saint Francis Tour

Enjoy this 4-hours tour of the main sites of Lima in small-group tour through modern and colonial Lima, visiting the main attractions of the districts of ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Day Tour of Lima with Ocean View Lunch

Visit the urban side of the city of Lima, the Historic Centre until Lima's Plaza de Armas. Visit the Cathedral of Lima, Casa Aliaga, an old residence of ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.00

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