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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  • August 8, 2017
    This street is next to Plaza de Armas has become a pedestrian street where you can find everything. MC Donald, Sturbacks, Iberian Chocolates, Topy Top, many shoe stores, pharmacies
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  • August 8, 2017
    The street leading to the market is very crowded and somewhat distrustful to go with the camera view! The market is also very significant for cheap shopping!
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  • August 5, 2017
    confusion in a street full of people. Open shops with the usual souvenir merchandise Peruvians.
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  • March 10, 2017
    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.
  • January 3, 2017
    The view from the terrace is great and very close to the main square
  • December 20, 2016
    Friendly staff, clean, nice breakfast
  • October 18, 2016
    Great Hostel nice terrace confortable beds
  • July 19, 2017
    Buenisimo!

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