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. Plan your Calle Mercaderes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Arequipa using our Arequipa trip planning app .
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  • The Calle Mercaderes is a beautiful, well-kept shopping street to the Plaza de Armas, which is very similar to European streets. Numerous shops, restaurants and boutiques lined up here. In the evening to play many street musicians and artists.
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  • It is the shopping street of Arequipa. Here full of signs and lots of shops in a framework more than friendly. Don't hesitate get out of this street to find plenty of other shops sometimes better!
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  • Calle Mercaderes is Arequipa's main pedestrian street. It is full of stores and coffee shops. For shoes shopping, I recommend Ojeda; for sandwiches, La Lucha; for cakes, Capriccio; and for coffee and ...  more »
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  • I booked this hostel because it has great reviews and photos (f.ex. at HostelWorld)...but reality is very different. Rooms are wet, moldy and stinky. When I asked lady at the reception for another room, she was very unpleasant...and after that moved us to another but still ugly room. If you want something nice and clean, don ´t go there.
  • The view from the terrace is great and very close to the main square
  • Friendly staff, clean, nice breakfast
  • Great Hostel nice terrace confortable beds
  • Buenisimo!

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Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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