Plaza Mayor de Lima

Once used as a market, bull fighting ring and city gallows it is now a bustling area for local and tourists to enjoy the city center.

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The Plaza Mayor de Lima (Main Square of Lima) is the birthplace and core of Lima, Peru. This square was once a market, bullfighting ring, and city gallows. Today, the plaza is a bustling hub of history and lots of food.

The plaza was constructed in 1523 and has evolved into a central destination for visitors to relax. The plaza’s convenient proximity to many famous historical destinations makes it a great place to start a full day of exploring the activities.

  • The Government Palace
  • Case del Oidor
  • Archbishop’s Palace of Lima
  • Cathedral of Lima
  • Headquarters of the Caretas magazine
  • Olaya passage
  • Jiron de la Union
  • Club of the Union
  • Municipal Palace of Lima
  • Park of the flag

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In every direction, there are stories and destinations filled with the history of the capital city and the country. Beautiful Spanish-influenced architecture surrounds the plaza and can be found throughout this great city.

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