Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

Plaza de Armas, Arequipa (must see)

Many Latin America cities have a central square called Plaza de Armas. The Grand Square of Plaza de Armas is a focal point for Arequipa residents' daily activities. Graceful colonnades, tall palm trees, beautiful flowers and historic buildings all add to the elegant grandeur of the city’s busiest plaza. Here you can observe the hectic hustle and bustle as students, city workers, shoppers and tourists mix.

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Plaza de Armas on Map

Sight Name: Plaza de Armas
Sight Location: Arequipa, Peru (See walking tours in Arequipa)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Arequipa, Peru

Create Your Own Walk in Arequipa

Create Your Own Walk in Arequipa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Arequipa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Arequipa Introduction Walking Tour

Arequipa Introduction Walking Tour

Capital of the eponymous region of Peru, Arequipa is a colonial-era city rich in architecture built of the volcanic stone provided by three neighboring volcanoes. The historic downtown area of Arequipa is dominated by Plaza de Armas complete with a plethora of ancient churches located nearby, of which the most notable is the 17th-century Basilica Cathedral. This orientation tour will walk you...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

Colonists from Spain brought to Peru and Arequipa the power of Catholicism, which is beautifully reflected today in the splendid architectural designs of Arequipa's numerous places of worship. Arequipa’s churches are among the most striking in Peru. Take this self-guided walking tour to explore the city's religious heritage.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles