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Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

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Must see · Architectural Building · Landmark
The hub of urban life, Plaza de Armas charms visitors with its colonial architecture, welcoming bars, palm trees, and sprinkling fountains. Many restaurants occupy the higher floors of buildings surrounding the square, giving you the perfect perch for a view overlooking this central part of town. The square doesn't offer any kind of bench seating and security guards prevent visitors from sitting on the grass, so make your way to one of the eateries to soak up some local culture and try a few hearty specialties. Work out when and for how long to visit Plaza de Armas and other Arequipa attractions using our handy Arequipa online tour itinerary planner.
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  • What a beautiful square in the old town. A peaceful area to sit and enjoy the world go by. The area is well laid out and plenty of space to chill  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places we have visited in our time in South America. Great central place to get back to and head out for the next stop. Lots of restaurants and shops to rest as well.  more »
  • Love this square. One of if not the favorite Plaza de armas in Perú. Enjoy the benches take in some sun while watching the beautiful fountain, cathedral and pleasant city life pass you by.
  • Love this place! It's safe. Much to do from sitting at the park feeding the birds, marveling at the Cathedral or eating at a restaurant with plaza views. It's extra beautiful during Christmas time!
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