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Reviewed 6 February 2019

Nice small square with fountain. Busy spot in central Iquitos. Lots of couples and families hanging around. Noisy with all the tuk tuks and taxi's driving around though.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JHRichardson
Reviewed 28 January 2019

When visiting Iquitos for any length of time you'll want to be familiar with the Plaza de Armas. If you ever get lost, anyone can direct you back here. Important buildings from the rubber boom times surround the plaza, and the plaza itself is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShamanicVoyages
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Nice Plaza that has everything in close proximity to it. Would recommonend the pizza and ice cream shop!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joneseyy
Reviewed 10 October 2018

There is a Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Lima and probably every other Peruvian town. We grabbed a cab (which was a three wheeled motorcycle powered tuktuk) and ask the driver if he could stop so we could run quickly through the Plaza de Armas....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank StephenM465
Reviewed 19 September 2018

During the day, there aren't many people on the plaza. However, at night, families come out and there are local vendors selling everything from food to small toys for children. We saw musicians and families enjoying the fresh evening air. There are tons of toursit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Iamkay
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Situated in the north oriental zone of Perú on the border with Colombia and Brazil at an altitude of 348 ft / 106 m above sea level. The capital Iquitos city is located in the left margin of Amazonas River, the most voluminous and widest...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Hamilr2
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Plaza is immaculate, well cared for. Every evening the locals come out to enjoy the plaza, the fountain and the street vendors. Compared to other areas of Iquitos this is a beautiful square surrounded by colonial buildings and the Doubletree hotel. It’s just a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank NewOrleansTravelBug
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This is the cultural center of Iquitos. Many people come here to pass the time and also gather for social activities. One night it was super crowded as Peru was playing in the soccer world cup game so there was a sea of red and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank thisgirl_Gray
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is the square where it all happens, the centre away from the river. Sit still, watch the people and listen to the din of the mototaxis over the bells from the cathedral.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank holger b
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Going to the Plaza de Armas was amazing during the day, and especially on Palm Sunday, but the night life was what I was really drawn to. Going at night seemed to create a completely different atmosphere. There were people out selling food, trinkets, toys,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Doug H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any high end jewelry in Iquitos. However your best bet is probably along and under the Malecon, which is the walkway/plaza that runs along the river.
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