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 .
Plaza de Armas Reviews
Es la principal plaza de Arequipa. Esta formada por un conjunto muy bien conservado de edificaciones con arcos y la extensa catedral. Jardin central muy adecuado para descansar y observar la plaza y e... more »It is the main square of Arequipa. It consists of a very well preserved set of buildings with arches and the extensive cathedral. Central garden very suitable to rest and observe the square and the Misti volcano that almost presided over it.
Cuando estas en Arequipa, es un lugar clásico de visita, su entorno nos lleva a viajar hacia tiempos coloniales. Para mi es una de las Plazas mas hermosas de Perú. more »When you are in Arequipa, it is a classic place to visit, its surroundings lead us to travel to colonial times. For me it is one of the most beautiful Squares in Peru.
A very nice place to visit where you can see both the basilica and mountains in the background. Really beautiful. You'll also be able to visit many shops and have some rest in the middle with all the benches!
Great place to chill out, walk around and embrace lovely atmosphere. Beautiful surroundings. I enjoyed just sit there and observe people, watch the buildings
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