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There is a Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Lima and probably every other Peruvian town. We grabbed a cab (which was a three wheeled motorcycle powered tuktuk) and ask the driver if he could stop so we could run quickly through the Plaza de Armas....More
During the day, there aren't many people on the plaza. However, at night, families come out and there are local vendors selling everything from food to small toys for children. We saw musicians and families enjoying the fresh evening air. There are tons of toursit...More
Situated in the north oriental zone of Perú on the border with Colombia and Brazil at an altitude of 348 ft / 106 m above sea level.
The capital Iquitos city is located in the left margin of Amazonas River, the most voluminous and widest...More
The Plaza is immaculate, well cared for. Every evening the locals come out to enjoy the plaza, the fountain and the street vendors. Compared to other areas of Iquitos this is a beautiful square surrounded by colonial buildings and the Doubletree hotel. It’s just a...More
This is the cultural center of Iquitos. Many people come here to pass the time and also gather for social activities. One night it was super crowded as Peru was playing in the soccer world cup game so there was a sea of red and...More
Going to the Plaza de Armas was amazing during the day, and especially on Palm Sunday, but the night life was what I was really drawn to. Going at night seemed to create a completely different atmosphere. There were people out selling food, trinkets, toys,...More
And really is a main square... you will find more people during the nights. Different activities, street sellers, people walking around the plaza... It's located just in the center of the city, and a very emblematic place for this city.
After reading a few comments on the main square I am disappointed to find out that everyone ignores the bizarre funny detail of its monument.
There is a plaque showing a freize in high relief displaying a battle between Chinese and Peruvians, battle which never...More
Not the nicest plaza ever but quite central and close to Malecon. Around the plaza you can find the cathedral which seems the highest building of Iquitos and the casa de fierro, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Tourist information is around the corner on the right...More