In this small neighborhood built in the 16th century, the Plaza del Sol used to mark the city’s geographic center. The square has been renovated a number of times, the last renovation taking place in 2005–09, and it’s no longer the city center—as the city keeps growing, that center has been displaced to the east. It encompasses, among other sites, the monumental Plaza Mayor, and also the popular pedestrian shopping area in between the Plaza Mayor and Callao.


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