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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

By David J, March 2013

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The heart of downtown Lima (‘El Centro’), is the Plaza de Armas, aka ‘Plaza Mayor’. The oldest part of this impressive square is its central bronze fountain, erected in 1650. Of the structures that surround it, not a single original building remains.

Its oldest building is the cathedral, which was originally built in 1555 but reconstructed after an earthquake in 1746.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Peru Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Peru.

Photo courtesy of morrissey via Flickr


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