Main Square Plaza

Main Square Plaza


300 meters from Qori Hotels

The Plaza de Armas of Arequipa is one of the main public spaces of Arequipa and the founding place of the city. It is located in the Historic Center of Arequipa, around it is the Cathedral of Arequipa in the North, the Portals of Arequipa to the east, south and west, La Compañía Church to the south-east, La Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Merced to the south -west and in the center of the square a bronze pool.
When the city was founded on August 15, 1540 in the valley of the Chili River as “Villa de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora del Valle Hermoso de Arequipa” the city began to be built and with it the main square.

Surrounded by the Cathedral Church and various portals, the Plaza de Armas has a beautiful bronze fountain with three plates crowned with the figure of a 16th century soldier. This character is called the “Tuturutu”, who according to history was in charge of warning of any new event.

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