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Plaza San Martín - City Plaza Lima - Peru

Plaza San Martín is one of the largest and most impressive city squares in Lima. Built in 1921 and named for José de San Martín, a hero of South American independence, purple-flowering jacaranda trees shade the stone-paved plaza decorated with antique-looking lights and benches. There is an impressive stature of San Martín in the center of the park. The plaza is surrounded by harmonious architectural beauties, like the Gran Hotel Bolívar, Teatro Colón and the Club Nacional.


Jirón Nicolás de Piérola , cuadra 9, and Jirón de la Unión, Central Lima

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

City Plaza

Getting There

Plaza San Martín is five blocks south of the Plaza de Armas.

Travel Tips:

Along the north side of the Plaza are several restaurants offering inexpensive lunches and street-side seating.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

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26 Jan 2012

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