Plaza Mayor

Type: Architecture, Attractions, Editor's Picks, Family Friendly, Great Views, Historic Sites, Public Spaces, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Lima's Plaza Mayor is the most important place to see regarding this city's history and current daily life... and lifestyle: Lima was founded here by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535, in...  Read More


  • Sightseeing, Best Attractions & Activities: "You can take a ride on the many calesas (horse-pulled carriages) that circulate around the plaza. From here you can also take a short walk (along the Jiron de la Union) to other nearby attractions, like the more modern Plaza San Martin."

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