It is located in downtown area 700 meters from the main square.
This square does not honor a catholic saint but the liberator of Peru Don José de San Martín who along a coalition of South American armies defeated the Spaniards.
This beautiful square expresses the grandeur and solidity of independent Peru and that is why every element that compounds it has a monumental aspect. It has colorful gardens, bronze lanterns, marble benches, granite floor, it also has four water fountains on the corners of the square and in the central part, the monument to Don Jose de San Martin. Among the big buildings that surround the square, we can find: Colón theater, Giacoletti building, Bolivar Hotel, Zela and Pumacahua portals and Metro cinema, and some other buildings that make it one of the most beautiful squares of Lima.
It is open for public 24 hours a day and at day time there is free transit unless important ceremonies are being held.