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Yanahuara

Address: Suburb of Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #15 of 40 Attractions in Arequipa
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Victoria
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175 reviews 175 reviews
26 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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Irvine, California, United States
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

At Yanahuara, you can see one of the volcano very clearly, make it a good location for pictures. It's not much else to see, so I'd recommend people to stop by the place on their way to something else. Plan on staying for just a 10-15 minutes for some pictures only. Then, quickly move on.

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Brisbane, Australia
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541 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This plaza is well laid out and has lovely views over part of the city and some of the volcanoes. A lot of people seem to go there just to hang out. The white volcanic structures make the square attractive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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133 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We walked to the viewpoint at Yanahuara from the main square area of Arequipa. It is maybe a 30-40 min walk each way with the end of the way there uphill. The viewpoint itself is a nice little square/park. It has great views of Misti but I was hoping for better views of the other mountains as well. It is... More 

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