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Address: Suburb of Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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The selfi spot

Yanahuara is a community which has the view point with the arches facing volcano Misti. Always crowded with people taking photos. You may get some live music or dancing by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Karsten K
Karlsruhe, Germany

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Yanahuara is a community which has the view point with the arches facing volcano Misti. Always crowded with people taking photos. You may get some live music or dancing by the locals on weekends. Nothing commercial, just for fun. Try the restaurant, forgot the name, some parrillada next to the stairs approaching the arches . Great service, good meat and... More 

Lake Lure, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

It is right next to a Mestizo style church built in 1750, and the 3 arches look into the 3 volcanoes that surround Arequipa: Chachani, Misti and Picchu, Picchu. It was a cloudy day and we barely saw the outlines of the volcanoes. However it is still great for photos and we spent about 15 minutes there before continuing on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Easily within walking distance of central town this neighbourhood is worth a visit for the views. Ignore directions in lonely planet and take the park by the river then the backstreets for a nicer walk

Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It is a nice place and also you can get here the tipical Arequipa picture with the mountain, so it is a must.

Basingstoke UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

After seeing all the slum areas of Arequipa on the bus journeys in and out it was nice to see a suburb that was not a slum. It is a good spot for photos of the volcanoes and the church is worth visiting, unfortunately a lot of other people think the same thing so if it gets crowded just move... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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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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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.

Sofia, Bulgaria
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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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