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Historic Centre of Arequipa

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Address: Arequipa, Peru
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
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Nice town

Goos city to visit for a day or two. Nice churches, enough restaurants and nice museums. try the free city tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Goos city to visit for a day or two. Nice churches, enough restaurants and nice museums. try the free city tour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like most South American cities, Arequipa is a big, busy and sprawling place. Not so its historic city centre. It has one of the most beautiful squares in all P:eruvian cities, overseen by a magnificent cathedral built with white stone. It has apparently been damaged a number of times by earthquakes, but magnificently restored. It is particularly attractive at night... More 

Thank Dec105
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite city that I went to in Peru. Loved the architecture and feel of the city. Also the views are amazing! I even got to pet a Lama there :)

Thank Lesley G
Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arequipa is a quite interesting city with different kind of museums, monasteries and churches. In the central place and park many people are gathering and when possible celebrating festivities. The museum where the body of Juanita is conserved is worth visiting, just like the Santa Catalina monastery.

2 Thank AB_Stb_OZ
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pretty area this is. The cathedral is amazing and the surrounding buildings are beautiful too. The main square has gardens with seating where you can sit, relax and watch the world go by.

Thank Marian B
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wander the historic centre of Arequipa and enjoy the people, the food, the shops. There is everything from cheap souvenir shops to expensive clothing stores specializing in alpaca goods. It is even more exciting at night with more music on every corner.

2 Thank 525billjohn
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

On my business trip I visited the historic center several times. I loved seeing the amazing architecture, small quaint streets, and more. However, at night, the center truly comes to life with locals strolling with their families. I recommend visiting it

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

take time to walk & discover the center of Arequipa : so nice, beautiful with a lot of interest. You will discover the convent, churches, market

Thank Laurence L
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Arequipa is a beautiful colonial city that is well maintained and enjoyable to wander. There are some very nice shops and cafes, cathedrals, museums, and architecture.

1 Thank Seattlered
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Central Arequipa is smaller, more peaceful and lower altitude than Cusco, and as such was a great beginning to our Holiday. . We stayed 3 days and enjoyed it - getting a taste for the culture and the adventurous side of a Peru Holiday.

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