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Calle Mercaderes, Arequipa

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • 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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  • 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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  • confusion in a street full of people. Open shops with the usual souvenir merchandise Peruvians.
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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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Where to stay in Arequipa

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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