Plaza de Armas
save place
Photos (1)
Plane loader
Animated dots
Original 3da7b196cef734b914826439102cafb6.jpg?1465200006?ixlib=rails 0.3
Plaza de Armas

The heart of Lima, this central main square is almost always the first stop of any tour in the city. Dating to the 16th century and established by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the 140-square-meter (1,500-square-foot) plaza is surrounded by impressive architectural gems, including the colonial-style Palacio Arzobispal, built in 1924, which is adorned with wow-inspiring Moorish balconies. The plaza's centerpiece, a tiered bronze fountain, sits where gallows once stood and has spewed water since 1650.

Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Original charleston 300x350