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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Plaza de Armas Reviews
Perhaps the most beautiful Plaza in Peru, ample, beautiful, with the impressive Catedral, jilt with “Sillar” ( whitish lava color from the volcano Misti). This is an old plaza with much historical... more »
We could not have been more pleased with our visit to Arequipa and stay at the Casa Andina Premium. The Casa Andina staff was attentive and extremely professional; our accommodations were wonderful... more »
Great hangout place. Enjoy the park in front, or go inside the beautiful cathedral. Downside is that there are a lot of people asking for money. Very safe even during the nights with guards and police absolutely everywhere.
It's has a unique look because of the use of volcanic stone. There are restaurants with a nice view to the plaza and the church has. Back alley that is worthed to walk by
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