2 Likes

Plaza de Armas by night, Peru, Lima
Peru

The Plaza de Armas (Plaza of Arms) is the name for the main square in many Latin American cities. In Mexico this space is known as El Zócalo, and in Central America as Parque Central (Central Park). While some large cities have both a Plaza de Armas and a Plaza Mayor, in most cities those are two names for the same place.

Most cities constructed by the Spanish Conquistadores were designed on a standard military fashion based on a grid pattern, taken from the RomanCastrum, of which one of the blocks would be left vacant to form the Plaza de Armas. It is often surrounded by governmental buildings, churches, and other structures of cultural or political significance. The name derives from the fact that this would be a refuge in case of an attack upon the city, from which arms would be supplied to the defenders.

The Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas of Lima, is the birthplace of the city of Lima, as well as the core of the city. Located in the Historic Centre of Lima, it is surrounded by the Government PalaceCathedral of LimaArchbishop's Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaza_de_Armas

Copyright: Thomas humeau
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6532x3266
Hochgeladen: 23/03/2010
Aktualisiert: 23/09/2014
Angesehen:

...


Tags: plaza; armas; lima; peru; centro; historico; center
comments powered by Disqus

Nigth in the arms square of lima
Willy Kaemena
Lima Plaza de Armas
Leonardo A. O.
Plaza mayor de lima
Thomas Humeau
Plaza De Armas, Lima, Peru
Thomas Blanket
Peru, Lima, Plaza De Armas
NilsW
Plaza de Armas of Lima, Peru /02.2012/
Weapons square of lima, Peru
Willy Kaemena
Lima Plaza de Armas
Nigth in the Arms square of Lima
Christian De Lama Perez
Galeria Pancho Fierro
Matthias Kunze
Plaza Mayor
John Sanchez
Christmas in Lima city 2009
Arroz Marisco
The Underground Cavern of Llama Chaqui
Fritz Hanke
Gotthard Pass 1
Hoylen Sue
Australian World Peace Bell
kiyoharu takamura
jurigi highland
Hanif Shoaei
Greek Ship in Kish Island
Konrad Łaszczyński
The potters quarter in Safi, Morocco
Tsuyoshi Shimoyama
Tokyo Government Office
Fritz Hanke
Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 1
Thomas Blanket
Cuba, Maria La Gorda, Pier
Nico Roig
Inside a washing machine
Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries
Sunrise in Halong Bay
mp moving-pictures gmbh
Weisse Dünen
Thomas Humeau
Hida-Takayama old houses - Hiro Temple
Thomas Humeau
Florianopolis - Near the Santana church
Thomas Humeau
Taketomi Island near Ishigaki island - Okinawa, Japan
Thomas Humeau
Kurokawa Onsen
Thomas Humeau
Parque Ciutadella
Thomas Humeau
Bridge to Ngoc Son Temple
Thomas Humeau
Fontaine des Innocents, Paris
Thomas Humeau
Hoover Dam
Thomas Humeau
Ishigaki Beach, Okinawa, Japan
Thomas Humeau
Laguna of Quilotoa, Ecuador
Thomas Humeau
Gondoi beach, Taketomi island, Okinawa, Japan
Thomas Humeau
Hostería Mandála in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
More About South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest. To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case. The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina. Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians. Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight? I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.Text by Steve Smith.