November 16, 2016
Located at the heart of Lima’s Historic Centre in Peru, the Plaza Armas, also called the Plaza Mayor, is the birthplace of the city of Lima.
Francisco Pizzaro, a Spanish conquistador, chose the site to settle and build a harbor for trade links to Spain.
Surrounding the 140-square meter plaza are significant public buildings such as the Government Palace, the Cathedral de Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace in Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union.
* * *