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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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Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal, Lima, null
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Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy Lima on this private tour with professional English-speaking guide. See major landmarks and squares such as Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Huaca ...  Read more

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

From USD $53.80
Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour, Lima, Ports of Call Tours
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Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 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
Lima Bar Crawl Including Drinks and Food Tastings, Lima, Half-day Tours
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Lima Bar Crawl Including Drinks and Food Tastings

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Get a taste of Lima’s downtown on this evening walking tour. You’ll visit small bars and street vendors abuzz with locals to sample typical Peruvian dishes and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Lima Cultural City Tour, Lima, Food Tours
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Lima Cultural City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

A half day Lima City tour is a journey designed to visit the emblematic spots to enjoy the history of pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Lima. Visit Lima's ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Lima Private City Tour by Car, Lima, Half-day Tours
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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
Half-Day Lima Sightseeing Tour, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Lima Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Lima’s attractions from its 3 main historical periods on a 3-hour sightseeing tour and see pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern landmarks. View the ...  Read more

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

From USD $29.00
Downtown Lima Bike Tour, Lima, Half-day Tours
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Downtown Lima Bike Tour

If you are interested in learning about the history and culture of the beautiful city of Lima and visit its most representative and symbolic places, this is ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Half-Day Tour in Lima City, Lima, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour in Lima City

Join this half day tour of Lima to see the highlights of the city. You will see the most interesting places and learn the meaning of being ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.50
Lima City Bike Tour, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Lima City Bike Tour

An interesting experience for travelers who seek a deeper, more meaningful connection with Lima in a close up visit biking the city streets, avenues, parks, ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit, Lima, Bike Rentals
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Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Experience all the quintessential attractions and activities of Lima in one busy but fun day! This full-day Lima tour combines city sightseeing with a seaside ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.99

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