Things to Do in Arequipa

Things to Do in Arequipa, Peru - Arequipa Attractions

Things to Do in Arequipa


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  • Baiasu H
    Bucharest, Romania1,361 contributions
    Is a fascinating and historic site with a rich history. Visiting Santa Catalina Monastery offers a unique glimpse into the past, allowing travellers to appreciate both the religious and architectural aspects
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • Ian Luke Matheson
    York, UK2 contributions
    A beautiful city I recommend you visit it has a pleasant climate and its people are very hospitable can go to the Colca Valley to see the condors and surrounding villages
    Written August 16, 2023
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  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark4,022 contributions
    Arequipa's Centro Historico is extremely photogenic and a unique neighborhood in all of Peru. Here, you feel 100% of the city's Spanish origin, while the rest of Peru's cities, big and small, are experienced as a combination of Spanish and indigenous influences.

    You can google free self-guided walks around the historic center, so you'll catch all the most important and beautiful sights. Alltrails dot com is an excellent guide. If you want to give a little tip to a guide, there are also plenty of "free walks around Arequipa."

    However, you should leave the center around Plaza del Armas if you want to eat cheaply and well with the locals. Within a 5-10 minute walk from the center, you'll find a wealth of local eateries, for example, on Calle Fransisco Pizarro.
    Written February 9, 2024
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  • Nissim Baker
    Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
    A place for the delight of the eyes. The misti and its layer of snow is a mandatory place for a Peruvian. The air is dry and the climate pleasant. Totally recommended for all types of national or foreign public.
    You have to bring water and a good coat because it is quite cold.
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • thatnyctraveler
    New York City, NY88 contributions
    This is a very scenic spot and has a few buildings built with sillar, a white volcanic rock so definitely, check it out.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Austin D
    6 contributions