It was here, in 1535, that Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima. All the important colonial institutions were ... More
It was here, in 1535, that Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima. All the important colonial institutions were established around the Plaza and remain today as part of the historic center: the Cathedral, the Parroquia del Sagrario (Parish of the Sacristy), Palacio Arzobispal (Archbishop's Palace), the Municipality and the Palacio de Gobierno. The large bronze fountain in the Plaza dates back to 1651. The Act of Independence of Peru took place here in 1821. Few people know that Pizarro held the first bull fight here. The Plaza was also used to execute those condemned by the Spanish Inquisition.
first of all usa patriot said some ridiculous things that in the mant times i have been to the plaza have never happened or have i even seen happening......maybe ur friend is not the brightest bulb on the tree and seen as he has never been he probably shouldnt be writing a review on it. The plaza is very beautiful and yes it has many people in it because it's so wonderful to see....there is the Presidents palace with the guards which is amazing to see and the cathedral.....also there are many shops to see and shop in with historical pieces.......Peru definately has it's beautiful parts and it's not so beautiful parts as i have seen alot of it because i am married to a Peruvian man and his family is there so we go often......but that rings true for every country! i also recommend Mancora which has beautiful beaches in Peru.
yes i enjoyed lima.its interesting that a 3rd world country has multitudes of security measures that they have taken.to make everyone a sense of security. I think how you like a place depends on your expectations. you make the experience. perhaps it is necessary to abandon our filters and just enjoy THEIR culture.enjoy everyone
what cherbony14_26_1986 wrote on 05/02/05 is 100% a lie. Maybe he/she went to the plaza de Armas with the wrong people. That place is one of the most beautiful places in South America. When you are there you feel like if you were in Europe.
WOW, this was really something to behold. We got there that day just in time to see the changing of the guard, at basiclly what was their equivalent of our White House.
Really, though to stand in this Plaza is amazing as you are encircled by so much History. If I remember correctly you even have the Cathedral de San Fransico in this Plaza as well. This Cathedral is something to behold as well. With its ornate wood carvings, and the tomb of the Conquistador Pizarro in the front door.
If I remember correctly next door to this Cathedral there is also the Musume for the Spanish Inquisition that took place in Peru. You can take an English speaking tour through this building and see everything still in tact as it was during the Inquistion.
The Plaza has some interesting historical buildings and is sort of trying to be European. The catacombs just a few blocks off the plaza are interesting. However, the plaza is extremely crowded, very polluted, and it's not an especially pleasant place to stay. Which i think applies to Lima overall.
here is the truth plane simple if u want drugs whores or anything illegal go there to buy it. in the plaza u can sit down on the churches steps and most likly if u act like a tourist u will have pretty women coming up to u and they will say i love u i love u they just want a green card and they will flirt with u alot if u are a women then will do alot of "cat calls" never go with 2 peruvian girls and one guy the girls will get u drunk and put drugs in your drink and take your money and maybe your clothes and leave u in an ally somewere. i know this seems strange or bad but its the truth my friend john knowles had this happen to him when he went to the police they said he was the 5th one they had that day.
Located in Zone 1 of the city, this park is surrounded by important monuments such as Palacio Nacional, Catedral Metropolitana,
Biblioteca Nacional (national library), Archivo General de Centro America (Central America General Records Office), Portal del Comercio and Parque ...
The square is so named in homage to the famous naturalist don Antonio Raymondi (1826 1890), whose statue is in
this plaza. It has a pretty bronze fountain which dates back to 1611. Around it, there are the churches ...
The Basilica and Convent of San Agustín is located in the historic centre of Lima, in front of the square
of the same name, and a few blocks from the Plaza Mayor of the capital. Its care is, since ...