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Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came towards the end of the day. Many different groups with speakers talking about politics and what is going on in Peru. The square is open, quite clean, as are the surrounding blocks.

Thank Arieh M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are around Plaza San Martin and have a sweet tooth, stop by Pastelería San Martin under the arches at 991 Nicolas de Pierola who have the best tasting and fresh turrón de doña pepa in town.

Thank Ibisnaya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our trip from the US to Machu Picchu, we spent the night is Cusco, out hotel was just a few blocks from the plaza, so we adventured over to it. At first it was a normal plaza, and then shortly after, there was an...More

Thank 74jason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful square where at the center there is a big statue of Jose de San Martin the independence hero of Peru. Also at this square is located the famous and historic Hotel Bolivar.

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited the San martin square beacuse its very near to te main square in Lima downtown, its a nice park, there is a monument in the middle of this park who is Jose de san martin, its said that he was an important politician...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Amazing, huge plaza where traffic abounds in all four sides. In the midde of the plaza a huge statue of Don Jose de San Martin on his horse. The buildings all around are spectacular. don't miss this beautiful plaza

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This place is beautiful at night. Stunning buildings surround a bustling square. Lit up at night, it gives a great effect!

Thank 19Viajera89
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Nice plaza that most people will think is the main one at first... Until you visit the actual Plaza de Armas. This is a great location to branch off of and find other things to do - as well as joining one of the many...More

Thank Kat K
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The plaza is very pretty. A good place for photos too. Lots of things to do are close by. Nice and relaxing to stroll here.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This very large square always seems to be packed and lively, sometimes with demonstrators. The buildings surrounding the plaza aren't as interesting as Plaza Mayor, but there is a lot to see, including the famous Hotel Bolivar. Go inside to see the lobby.

1  Thank Jarko2015
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