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Historic Centre of Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Macaé, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a old place, but very interesting. I liked to know there. As the city is small, is possible know many tourisc points in a week.

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After you eat you will enjoy walking in the square. There are lots of shops and sites to see. Many opportunities to find treasures to bring home.

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Darwin, Australia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
91 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The architecture, open space, atmosphere and beauty of this area is fantastic both day and night. The area is always bustling with people and is very safe and secure. There's good cafés, restaurants and food stalls everywhere. The markets are worth a look as are all the churches in the area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed in the Centre of Arequipa at the hotel Sonesta. I can't tell you how wonderful it was having breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Plaza de Armas and the Basilica Cathedral. The weather always seemed perfect and there was always some kind of activity. We stayed here for 3 months. It was only a short walk to many... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The place was alive with people of all ages even late in the evening, giving one a feeling of safety and belonging.

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Buffalo, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It's a beautiful city, but because of an error by our tour company, we weren't able to see as much of the city as we would have liked. Architecture is beautiful and the history is interesting.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
57 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had an excellent guide who toke great pride in showing us his home city. It was very interesting hearing about the history of the city, the way the conquerors built it based upon a Moorish design, and why the roads are too narrow for modern day traffic. Unfortunately the roads are too narrow for modern day traffic, plus the... More

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Arequipa centrum is small enough for walking and seeing the World Heritage sights, don´t forget the indian mummy girl, that has its own museum.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very nice city with a beautiful vulcan at the background. Very good restaurants and impressive monastery to visit.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

this is a lovely city...please come here to see what you are missing. There is a lot to see, lots to do and the restaurants are first clad=ss.

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