Main Square of Lima

La Plaza Mayor


It is located in historical downtown of the city, between Junin and Union streets and Carabaya.


Lima’s Plaza de Armas as the cathedral, was established by Francisco Pizarro en 1535. It has suffered many changes however. Plaza de Armas is quite bug and offers a sensation of freedom and quietness due to its big size and lack of ornaments.



The following buildings are located around it: Government palace, the cathedral, El Sagrario church, Archbishop’s palace, City Hall and Union club.


It is open for public 24 hours a day and at day time there is free transit unless important ceremonies are being held.

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