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Historic Centre of Arequipa

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Address: Arequipa, Peru
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A real city with wonderful history all around

This is a city that has wonderful historical buildings all around it but gets on with normal life. It was one of our favourites. The square is wonderful but so are all the roads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tom M

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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a city that has wonderful historical buildings all around it but gets on with normal life. It was one of our favourites. The square is wonderful but so are all the roads and streets that fall off it. Very enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre of Arequipa had a great feeling with several great places to visit all within easy walking distance, Cathedral, Convent, Juanita Museum, central Market, Plaza de Armas, San Fransisco sq etc etc with some nice quiet spots too (bars behind the cathedral for instance.

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Thank Andy H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There you can see tons of references of colonial life and also some of the Andes' Mountains culture. Food is priceless

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To get a feel of what Arequipa was like in it's heyday, surrounding yesterday with the rich history and Spanish Colonial architecture, be amongst the local and people watch, eat, and spend your money here. There are wonderful alpaca stores, little restaurants offering samples of some of the best typical Peruvian foods, and a plethora of sights and sounds to... More 

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Lima, Peru
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don´t miss the Historic Centre, around it you can find, churches, museums, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. A good place to visit any time during the day or night.

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Whitby, Canada
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the historical center of Arequipa, especially the Spanish influence in the architecture, magnificent buildings and fountains.

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Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a lover of people watching this is perfect. Get yourself a good seat overlooking the square, some good food and a nice coffee and watch the world go by. I loved Arequipa, it lacks the hustle and bustle of Lima, nice fresh air from the mountains and great views.

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Thank Tony_le_Blanc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The streets of Arequipa old town are lovely. You can find great antique stores, cafes and restaurants. It's clean, safe, and well maintained. We spent a day walking around, and enjoyed it very much!

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not think twice about visiting Arequipa, especially if you admire beautiful architecture, enjoy outstanding cuisine and a restful ambience. I was truely impressed by the beauty of the main square and the surrounding streets that are well-kept. There are excellent restaurants and cafes, a city-tour to give you a first hand look of the volcanos, which are breath-taking. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Enjoyed walking here in the evening and night. Many beautiful things to see and the "market" near the center, where the locals shop for fruit, meat, other food and household products was an interesting study of life in the "modern" Andes.

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