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Historic Centre of Arequipa

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Address: Arequipa, Peru
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Beautiful buildings and safe to walk around, the main square is being repaired right now, so some of it was blocked, if you wanna have your pic taken with tons of pigeons this is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful buildings and safe to walk around, the main square is being repaired right now, so some of it was blocked, if you wanna have your pic taken with tons of pigeons this is the place!! The best way is to take a bus tour unless you have a lot of time on your hands, we traveled with our 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the Arequipa historic center. Beautiful and historic! Must see if in Arequipa!! Very lovely promenade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Arequipa historical district is quite compact and radiates a few blocks away from the main plaza. Noteworthy sites include: Cathedral, Juanita Museum, Santa Catalina Convent, Jesuit Church, San Fransisco Church and numerous other colonial mansions and churches. The area is clean and safe for pedestrians. There are many shops, travel agencies, hotels and restaurants. It is very easy to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The town square isn't anything special besides the protests/strikes going on about the mining. Arequipa is known as the white city but due to the pollution, the buildings are more gray than white.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Unlike Cusco, Arequipa is a Spanish colonial city with no Inca influences. The buildings of white volcanic rock are generally very beautiful and the city is easy to wander around. It's virtually impossible to get lost as the city is built on a grid plan. What I particularly liked was the complete lack of vendors, hawkers etc unlike other cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really liked Arequipa - the main square is just lovely and recommend a tour of the cathedral and a visit to the museum to view The Ice Maiden

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I found the Plaza Armas to be the most interesting place in town. It is the center from which all other sights radiate. I started there and spiraled outward (& a bit to the North) to take in all the churches, restaurants, and tourist sights. I got the best deal changing money at the tiny off-street vending kiosks surrounding the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The centre of Arequipa is a beautiful old Spanish colonial city. It has a lovely colonnaded main square dominated by a huge cathedral that takes up one whole side of the square. Lots of old buildings and try to get to the old cloisters of the St. John the Baptist church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The centre of this beautiful city, Peru's second city, has been carefully conserved to great effect. Much of the centre is pedestrianised but you still need to dodge frantic drivers as you cross some busy streets, the whole centre is clean and well kept. The buildings surrounding the Plaza de Arnas are gleaming white and the view of the snow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Arequipa is quite a large city and not always brilliantly planned, but the historic centre is quite unspoilt. The cathedral is impressive from the outside - but it was closed whilst I was there. The plaza mayor is impressively colonaded and the surrounding streets contain many old colonial mansions and churches. Worth a visit.

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Address: Address: Arequipa, Peru
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