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Yanahuara

Address: Suburb of Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #15 of 58 things to do in Arequipa
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic walking areas, Observation decks & towers, Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic walking areas, Observation decks & towers, Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,967 reviews 1,967 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came here to enjoy the views and it is well worth the hike from downtown Arequipa. There is also a lovely church in the mirador you should check out.

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Not far from downtow, this Mirador allows you to see the valley, the river, and the new bridge (Chilinas) opened only a few months ago and said to be the longest in Peru. Unfortunately the church by the Mirador was closed.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Not recommend this hotel, they steal and take belonging from your suitcases. Bad experience. They pretend to be nice and smile at you thinking that every thing is OK. But surprise when you arrive to your home town you find out that a lot of the stuff you bought were missing. Don't stay in this hotel just because it looks... More 

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Victoria
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176 reviews 176 reviews
26 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed in a rental apartment in this lovely historic neighbourhood and settled into the friendly, relaxed lifestyle. The tiny plant lined alleys, the plaza with mirador, church, cafes and restaurants, make it a very attractive district. Its out of the bustle and smoke of the old centre, but near enough to walk. It also has the best Picanterias in... More 

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is where we live, such a nice place though very expensive rental - Cayma are more expensive but the location is really strategic!

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Hudson, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is where you can see the Misti volcanoe in its plenitude. Also you can see the city of Arequipa.

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

After enjoing the nice view of the city of Arequipa, I walked to the square in Yanahuara and took my shoes off and relaxed a little bit... Then, great surprise, a man wearing an uniform came and told me I could not stay there without shoes... Of course, that is the logic in countries like Peru, where they are more... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not very far from the center of Arequipa is the Yanahuara neighborhood. There are lots of small paved streets and a great view towards the volcano, and Arequipa below. Quite nice 2 hours walk. There are nice "cafe" place.

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Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you have the time, Yanahuara is worth a quick visit. A nice old church, a mirador and a nice residential area that is actually within walking distance of the Plaza de Armas.

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Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Arequipa is a stunning city and this little square is a pretty example of what it was. The facade of the church is a beautiful carved and the white arches very traditional however the once stunning view of the city is now interrupted by buildings everywhere. If the view is what you are looking for, you are better off to... More 

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