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Historic Centre of Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
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Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arequipa in general reminded me of Euroean cities. It was cleaner and more organized, than other Peruvian cities. The square was really impressive offering a good place to rest at some of the benches.

Thank annstep2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the walk. Just get lost and feel the vibe. There are tons of nice places to visit and good food to try.

Thank Leonardo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

colonial architecture, enjoy the clean and peacful plaza de armas (nicer than the one in Lima). Don't forget to visit the monastero de Santa Catalina, museo santuarios andinos (exhibition about a scarified inca girl found on the top of vulcano: you can see the frozen...More

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice town centre to stroll around for a day. Arrange yourself a guide and do ot forget the monastery!

Thank Molen61
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Arequipa is far more interesting than Lima and has a lot to see by just wandering around on foot. So many museums, churches, galleries, shops... it's all good to discover.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The historic centre is a great place full old colonial history. Not sure, but I think every street has some old building to offer. Some gems are in private hands or company, but most you can enter. I spent days rambling about and never tried.

Thank Nadnerb2
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The main square of Arequipa is beautiful and has a very relaxing atmosphere, you will be pestered by the restaurants but they leave you alone once you have said no. The rooftop bar at the Katari Hotel opposite the Cathedral provides a great view of...More

1  Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is really my kind of place. I really like to walk along old streets, admiring the architecture, stopping in a shop or having a drink. Mi linda Arequipa, te extrano.

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Apart from the Santa Catalina convent, do not miss the Compaña jesuit church and plaza de las armas. Try and go by bus to Titicaca from there

Thank Voyageur_europeen
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Much nicer than the rest of the city, with the beautiful plaza de armas and other squares. It is also more calm as most of the streets are prohibited to cars. You will find there animation in the night, especially on Saturday. Jules, Belgium

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