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Suburb of Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Arequipa
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Observation Decks/ Towers, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Yanahuara or Kjanachuara in native language, is a traditional neighborhood of Arequipa and it had been habitated by "Yanahuaras" before the Spanish... more »
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Southwold, United Kingdom
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262 reviews 262 reviews
77 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Small, quiet but pleasant plazza in quiet residential area. There is a viewpoint with great views of the city and thee volcanoes that overlook the city

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Budapest, Hungary
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73 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We walked around the plaza, visited the little church, admired the views of Misti. It is a nice place if you have time to kill however it is not a big loss if your time schedule do not allows a visit here.....

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Durham, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were lucky to visit Yanahuara during a 2-day Eco Fair. Booths with many recycled and organic products and information was available to all. The views are gorgeous from here and the church is lovely. We took a cab from our restaurant near the Monastery for 5 soles - takes about 10 minutes with traffic.

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Jerusalem, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

we did a little walk from downtown to the main square of Yanahuara and it was lovely to cross old neigbourhood. The view on the city from the vantage point is really nice.

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The surroundings of Yanahuara are beautiful. You can overlook the city from the top level. You can stay for a while and enjoy the breeze. There are many restaurants hidden in the streets. Spend some time to locate them.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is my second visit to Campinas and its just another industrial city and not much to do, not at least in the areas I visited

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Go here if you want a nice view of the entire city. There are these old arches with interesting phrases written in them. If you want a nice photo of the arches with the Misti volcano as background, you can take it from here.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is the area we stayed which is full of colonial buildings and narrow streets. There is also a meridor here where you can view Misti from.

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Arequipa, Peru
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Take your time to walk around this old neighborhood, don't miss the Plaza and the view point there. It is really close from Plaza de Armas to go walking, you can eat or drink in Plaza Yanahuara, try some "buñuelos" in the corner and some "queso helado". check the architecture and streets.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If this is part of a guided tour of the city (like we had), it's a nice stop. The arches with the view of the volcanoes present a good picture op, as does the beautiful facade of the church. (A wedding was about to begin and I had a chance to shoot some pictures of cute little girls.) The little... More

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