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“AREQUIPA CITY BEAUTIFUL”

Historic Centre of Arequipa
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Plaza de Armas is the heart and soul of the historical center of Arequipa. It's centerpiece, the Cathedral, stands proud over one side, with the cloisters housing many restaurants, bars, and shops. The center of the square is a beautiful fountain, and a lovely square with palm trees, flowers, and of course pigeons. Plaza de Armas is the most beautiful part of Arequipa, with the snow peaks of the volcanoes in full view over the majestic cathedral.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

There is so much to see in the historic centre you need a couple of days to see it all. We loved the balconied buildings with cafes running round the main square

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Lively Plaza de Armas surrounded by interesting streets. So much to see, stay a couple of days at least. Recommend the bus tour (!)
of the surroundings, it lasts 4 hours but you are on and off the bus about 10 times. We took the afternoon tour which ended with a beautiful sunset over the city.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The historic center of Arequipa is such a place that wherever you go, you will like it. It's good to know that most of churches are open between 1 pm and 5 pm so plan your visit at that time. In the evening you can do some shopping or have a coffee at the back of the cathedral.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

There's a great alley behind the cathedral (pasaje de cathedral) filled with cafes and restaurants that are much nicer than those that line the square.

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