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"beautiful square"
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"gran hotel bolivar"
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"jiron de la union"
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"quick look"
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"pedestrian street"
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"speakers corner"
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"big statue"
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"wonderful architecture"
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"walking tour"
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"historic centre of lima"
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Reviewed yesterday

This plaza and square with lovely greenery and flowers is nice and kept clean. The buidings around it are interesting with historical significance. However, walking around doesn't take too long and the traffic noise was awful. Not really a quiet place to sit and relax.

Thank seetheworld2014
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We approached a civil demonstration as we came here. They were chanting via megaphone about the unequal working pay for munorities and indigenous people. There were benches to sit around the center green park. People went about their businesses. NIce stately buildings

Thank 4historyandculture
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is another pretty plaza in the historic centre of Lima, within easy walking distance of Plaza Mayor. In the centre of the Plaza is a statue to José de San Martín. Apparently there is a mistake in the statue. The lady with the helmet...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Wonderful square with beautiful greenery and architecture. There is a beautiful statue of Jose' de San Martin in the middle of the plaza. It was lovely just to sit and relax after walking around El Centro. I really loved this plaza, it was just beautiful!

Thank TravelBug5619
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

My husband and I spent about 15 minutes in the square during a tour of Lima. It's a gorgeous plaza surrounded by beautiful architecture. Well maintained, if a bit touristy.

Thank wherelolawent
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It's a plaza that is nice and surrounded by tourist stuff. Can't imagine anyone spending more than 10 minutes there.

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was wonderful to walk around this spacious historical square and see the detail of the statuary and building facades. I can just imagine the stories that were told within the confines of this historical center.

Thank denisebU4964ZV
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Nice Statue in center of square with lady liberty with a llama on her head, Interesting history. seems odd they didnt change it if the story is true.

Thank Castlepete
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Another nice sqaure to sit and relax. I visited the day after the strikes finished so there were a lot of police in the area but that didn't affect anything much- just restricted access. The old buildings around the sqaure are lovely- must be the...More

Thank Kerryn72
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I spent an hour and half here checking out the beautiful architecture/buildings in this plaza. Area is clean and well maintained. It is a short walk from the presidential palace. There were great lunch selections from the restaurants around the plaza. I had a very...More

Thank Ralph_MD
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Hey Gary, You know, I rarely get stumped. But I have to admit, I don’t know. I even contacted a friend of mine, who is a local there, and she didn’t know. I’ll keep trying to find an answer, I’m curious too. Sorry I... More
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