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Calle Mercaderes, Arequipa

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Stroll down Calle Mercaderes, the only exclusive pedestrian street in Arequipa. Away from all the cars and traffic, walk in peace in this typically quiet and uncrowded area. The street offers a mixture of old and new buildings, lined with grey cobblestone footpaths and pot plants. Shop among trendy local and international brands, sip on a coffee, buy local artisan crafts, and see fresh food on display at the markets. Arrange your visit to Calle Mercaderes and discover more family-friendly attractions in Arequipa using our Arequipa tourist route planner.
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  • Very animated street! Loved the buzz! The people! Enjoy the busy life on this street! Big Bank available on this street but be prepared to wait inside as it is extremely busy! 
  • If you visit Arequipa cannot fail to take a stroll through the historic street merchants, there is a diversity of shops and great cafes, ideal for the gathering and enjoy a good sanguche and you will see that the time passes without realizing.
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  • A main street that leads directly to the Plaza de Armas. Several shops and facades of houses with colonial designs, make this special Street. Shops and restaurants are in all the way.
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