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Lima Sights

Plaza de Armas

  • Jr. Junín and Jr. Carabaya Map It
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Updated 09/15/2014

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This massive square has been the center of the city since 1535. Over the years it has served many functions, from an open-air theater for melodramas to an impromptu ring for bullfights. Huge fires once burned in the center for people sentenced to death by the Spanish Inquisition. Much has changed over the years, but one thing remaining is the bronze fountain unveiled in 1651. It was here that José de San Martín declared the country's independence from Spain in 1821.

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Jr. Junín and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, 01, Peru

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Updated 09/15/2014

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Mar 31, 2009

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Generally well-kept, and much more tranquil nowadays than in former years when it was filled with tanks and soldiers with machine guns. Lots of activity and some interesting performing artists. The municipal, commercial and church buildings surrounding it are in good condition.

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