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Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

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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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  • Lovely square full of vibrant bars, restaurants, and street events. Very well-preserved historical buildings around it 
    Lovely square full of vibrant bars, restaurants, and street events. Very well-preserved historical buildings around it  more »
  • Just relaxing to sit on one of the benches and watch life pass by. Lots of families and couples on the weekends, feels very safe. 
    Just relaxing to sit on one of the benches and watch life pass by. Lots of families and couples on the weekends, feels very safe.  more »
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  • A very pastoral and beautiful Plaza. The view is dominant with the white volcanic stones that is prevelant in the historical buildings in the city (remaining from the colonial times). The Plaza is always beaming with people and has a lot of shops and stores around it. If you need a travel agency, you'll find it here. You have some fast food restaurants and local cafes all around it.
  • One of the best central plazas I have been to in Latin America. Highly reccomend a tour of the cathedral. 10 soles pp and a mandatory guide. Tip 10 to 15 sole per group. Our guide was excellent.

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