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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 124 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 $32.99

Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 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 churros and ...  Read more

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

From USD $29.99

Lima Open-Top Sightseeing Tour with Optional Callao Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

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

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: Varies

From USD $22.99

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