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Lima City Bike Tour
"In this easy bike ride the city reveals the truth of its occupation since the early pre-hispanic times passing through the Spanish colonial domination and republican times to present days.The Lima's highlights are included such as: the Historic Center (downtown) the traditional and elegant Miraflores San Isidro and Santa Beatriz neighborhoods. the 19th century Parque de la Exposición Plaza San Martín Plaza de Armas
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Lima Private Walking Tour
"Your tour begins with pickup from your Lima hotel. You will meet you guide and head to Miraflores where your walking tour begins. Here you will see the most important places in the district and visit a local market for a chance to see the local ingredients and vendors. You will walk around this market and be able to taste some of the products sold there. Then you will take public transportation with your guide and head to the historical center of Lima. Once there you will walk around and visit the main landmarks. You will first see Parque de la Exposicion continue on to the Palace of Justice (Palacio de Justicia) and then head to Plaza San Martin. Then you will visit the famous Plaza de Armas
From $47.00
 
Private Lima City Tour with Larco Museum
"Your private tour starts in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Lima. Meet your driver and guide and board a private vehicle to head to colonial Lima and the first stop of the tour San Martin Plaza. From there you will walk through the busy and fascinating pedestrian-only Jirón de la Union Union Street which leads to Plaza de Armas the main plaza in Lima. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about Union Street which was constructed in 1535 and still retains its old charm with a number of shops and restaurants set in a mixture of old and new buildings. Arrive at Plaza de Arma the monastery is famous for its for its architecture and its convent library
From $236.00

Plaza San Martin Tips (16)

Plaza San Martin: Majestic

When I first walked into Plaza San Martin and had the total perspective of the entire plaza it was a bit overwhelming. Obviously the architect of the plaza had a grand vision in mind.According to what...
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TooTallFinn24
Nov 17, 2011

Madre Patria - Symbolic Mother of the Nation

Madre Patria - Symbolic mother of the nation at the bottom of the Memorial to San Martin - Lima PeruThere is an interesting story about the mother of the nation carving on the San Martin memorial....
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littlesam1
Dec 10, 2010

The bustling Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin is a very busy square in the heart of Lima. Our hotel was located in this plaza. The traffic runs non stop day and night making it an exciting and vibrant area with restaurants,...
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littlesam1
Dec 10, 2010

The Flame or The Llama

This "plaza" the Plaza San Martín is apparently the place of choice for demonstrations as it is bigger and less restricted than the Plaza Major. It is surrounded by colonial-style buildings - hotels,...
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grandmaR
Jan 23, 2009

Ode to the Independance

The Plaza San Martín was built in 1921 to celebrate a century of the independance of Peru. In the center of the Plaza you can see a sculpture of military man José de San Martín. Also surrounding the...
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Urzu
Jun 22, 2008

A llama on her head???

At the base of the equestrian statue in PLaza San Martin is this delightful little statue of a woman with a llama on her head. The story goes the Peruvians commissioned the statue to be made in Spain....
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krissyM
Jun 27, 2007

Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin is another huge square at Lima´s old city center. Although it is surrounded by old imposing buildings, this square looked more modern, noisy and alive to me than Plaza de Armas.A cab...
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ThiagoRamos
Feb 02, 2007

Crown of Llama?!!

There is a statue in Plaza San Martin of a woman with a Llama on her head. Apparently the person who commisioned the statue asked for the statue to be built with a crown of flames but the word for...
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Rishin_P
Aug 02, 2005

plaza san martin...white or pink?

awfully refurbished,the white square is today pink!great polemic from the esthetic point of view between old and modern...from the square,take jiron union,busiest of lima centre streets,to plaza de...
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cbeaujean
May 11, 2003

PLAZA SAN MARTIN

Al centro de la Plaza se encuentra una gran estatua ecuestre del General don José de San Martín, obra del español Mariano Benlluire. De esta forma se honra al prócer argentino que proclamó la...
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RORRO72
Mar 27, 2003

Plaza San Martin

A newer and more upscale plaza than the Plaza de Armas, this pleasant flower-filled oasis would be perfect if it weren't for peddlers selling their wares. It is from the early 1900's and statue of...
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richiecdisc
Mar 09, 2003

A busy pedestrian street,...

A busy pedestrian street, Jirón de la Unión, connects the Plaza de Armas to the Plaza San Martín some six blocks to the south. The Plaza San Martín, surrounded by colonial-style buildings, represents...
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viajeromaga
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Plaza San Martin

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District Of Barranco

The Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs - if you can walk across it for the first time, without taking a breath, all your wishes will come true. So the story goes. The Bajada de los Baños is a...
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Callao

We came into Callao, the port for Lima, by ship (photo 5), and made all our excursions to Lima from here by bus. From Lima there is a four hour tour that you can take to the Real Felipe Fort and Navy...
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Pachacamac

If you are in the big city and want to go on a short day trip to check out some old ruins then a voyage out to this site (a mere 31kms away from Lima) makes for a decent excursion. There are several...
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Parque De La Exposición

I didn't get a chance to go there, but here is the information for you so I can live vicariously. ;) It's open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09:00 to 17:00 It costs 6 soles to get in with two...
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District Of Miraflores

We arrived on December 14 2013 and checked into the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was located near the heart of Miraflores about 2 blocks from JF Kennedy Park...
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