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Address: Suburb of Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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Interesting church on outskirts

Our tour took us to this church on the outskirts of the city. Very interesting and the view from outside the church is wonderful. We wouldn't have known about it if the tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good point to take pictures of El Misti. 10 minutes walk from the bridge. Rather safe area with many people going there to take pictures.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We read in our guidebook that Yanahuara was a bit off the beaten path and a good place to relax from busy Arequipa, so the walked here from town. When we got here there were already 2 bus loads of tourists at the view point, and each time a bus left a new one came. So no, don't expect to... More 

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bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While the view of the old town and Misti is awesome, there has been so much development, that there are obstructions in the view. We got here really early and got some good pictures. Once you are in the city, its tough to get till here as the city has a lot to offer too, luckily we landed early and... More 

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Eaglescliffe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice view point of the mountains and river valley, though not too much else. We went on a short bus ride there buy found that apart from the view it was just a typical tourist shop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

While the view towards El Misti and the city is good, there are too many buildings that are in the way. A pity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This district center is also very beautiful and is worth the tour. It has a nice church with architectural particularities and you are a little over the city giving you a nice spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I just love the neighborhood of Yanahuara and the endless opportunities it offers to explore the ancient city of Arequipa. I recommend an evening walk that takes you over the Puente Grau and into the neighborhood of Yanahuara with a final view point from the Plaza de Yanahuara just as the sun begins to set over the Cathedral of Arequipa.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Mirador Yanahuara offers great views of the city, as well as Misti and the other mountains surrounding Arequipa. It was very busy during midday with tourists, so I would suggest going early to get pictures without lots of people. There's a little market area with handcrafts being sold, and queso helado! The park was nice and shady...perfect place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Some interesting buildings in the plaza, but this location is very much about the views over the city and suburbs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our tour took us to this church on the outskirts of the city. Very interesting and the view from outside the church is wonderful. We wouldn't have known about it if the tour hadn't gone there and we've been to the city before.

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