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Named for the house of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos,  the first university in America.

In this park are several monuments and watch a monumental gift to the city by the German Cologne on the occasion of the centennial of the Independence of Peru in 1921. Also the Panteon de los Proceres.

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A: Plaza San Martin

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B: Saint Martin square of Lima, Peru

di jose-ignacio-teran, 410 metri di distanza

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C: Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru/ 02.2012

di NilsW, 430 metri di distanza

Plaza San Martin in the "Historic Center". Very nice place!

Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru/ 02.2012

D: Lima Plaza San Martin

di Willy Kaemena, 450 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "The Plaza San Martín is one of the most representative public spaces of the city of Lima,...

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E: La Salvadora 10 fire station of Lima

di jose-ignacio-teran, 460 metri di distanza

La Salvadora 10 fire station of Lima

F: Andres del Castillo museum 1of lima

di jose-ignacio-teran, 510 metri di distanza

Andres del Castillo museum 1of lima

G: andres-del-castillo-museum-2-of-lima

di jose-ignacio-teran, 510 metri di distanza

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H: andres-del-castillo-museum-3-of-lima

di jose-ignacio-teran, 510 metri di distanza

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I: andres-del-castillo-museum-4-of-lima

di jose-ignacio-teran, 510 metri di distanza

andres-del-castillo-museum-4-of-lima

J: naval heroes walk of Lima

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Questo panorama è stato scattato in Peru, South America

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