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Historic Centre of Arequipa

Address: Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #7 of 36 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The historic centre has a lot of variety of things to do, stores, restaurants and it also has a small town/safe feeling to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beautiful area! Lots of shopping, attractions and entertainment around. Great place to ditch your car and take to the streets on foot. Be sure to have your camera ready for the historical landmarks and your appetite ready for the fantastic cuisine!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Arequipa is very compact in the center city and easy and pleasant to walk in with a number of attractions and good restaurants close by. One day is probably enough, but it is definitely worth adding to your itinerary, especially if you are visiting the Colca Canyon. Visit a "picanteria" for some local color.

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Magog, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Arequipa is quite different from the other places that we visited in Peru. It is not a small town. The historic center itself is fairly large, has beautiful buildings and a strong energy. While it is beautiful walk, it is a risqué one for pedestrians sometimes as drivers do not really care for the stop signs. Quite a number of... More 

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I think Arequipa is a little bit hot for walking so go slowly Yes the White city is full of beautiful buildings made of this white stone (forgot the name) so enjoy walking around

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Bayside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Arequipa if you get a chance to see this breathtaking, small but historical architecture romantic city with incredible sunset in the evening,….. Would of like to stay longer recommend a week to get a feel of the city, great side streets filled with unique restaurants, churches, Monastery a must to see. The main square is so charming just to sit... More 

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saratoga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You are being transported to another world. The colonial buildings are very well protected, there are nice restaurants and cafes. Nice shops as well.

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Rich with amazing building , wonderful market and plenty of history. Arequipa's historic center is a must !!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The city centre of Arequipa is really nice. There are also lots of little shops and restaurants. You can take at least a full day there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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