The Plaza San Martín is one of the most representative public spaces of the city of Lima, Peru. It is located at the ninth block of Colmena avenue, within the Historic Centre of Lima which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. It is located near the Plaza Mayor of Lima and is connected to it by the Jiron de la Union. Its central monument gives homage to Peru's liberator, José de San Martín.
The location of the plaza had been the site of the San Juan de Dios hospital which was torn down in 1850 and replaced by a railway station, which in turn was torn down between 1911 and 1918.
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Antoinette | Jan 9, 2018
Great place to hang out - beautiful plaza with many lovely flowers and many photo ops. Pity everyone else thinks it's a great place to hang out too so it was quite busy both times I visited. Quieter at night though I don't know how safe it is to stay there at night. Situated close to a shopping mall and some decent restaurants making it an easy stopping off point for taxis if you are unable to converse fluently with your driver - I started just telling them the plaza as my drop off point and would walk the rest of the way to my hotel if we didn't pass by on the way to the plaza. Only problem is it seems there was another plaza it could be confused with- so you may still want to point it out on the map or give them another street name.
Drake Maxwell | Jan 15, 2018
Historic Plaza near the center of Lima. Right place for people-watching. There's an area that is kind of like Speakers Corner in London. It's fun to watch the debates there. Name brand and off-brand food chains along with a pedestrian shopping Street.
Yirka Roldán | Jan 10, 2018
Square of activism! This is a cool place to hang out in the afternoon or night, if you're interested in the contemporary Agora... people gather here to discuss politics and social issues. This is also the place where important march have taken place the last couple of years 2016, 2017, against Alberto Fujimori's (former incarcerated dictator) daughter presidency run.. and many more.
ISMusic | Feb 10, 2018
Beautiful Square. It is surround by antique structures and buildings as well as lots of bars, restaurants, places to have fun and drink, at nights it is beautiful because of the lights at the restaurants and the mood of party.
Leonel Marcano | Mar 3, 2018
I really like this plaza. It has nice restaurants around it, and at night it looks beautiful
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