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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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TripAdvisor
  • This calle belongs to the centre and did not especially thrill us, standard shops, no nice hidden places. There are other calle and places to put more interest into.  more »
  • Located next to the city center. Loved that it was only for pedestrian so we didn't have to worry about cars as we shopped. They had a McDonald's, a bakery that sold alfajores, La iberia chocolates an...  more »
  • Near the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral, Mercadores has a many places to eat and anumber of shops. Close to major tourist attractions, the restaurants and coffee shops are fairly ordinary but offer ...  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
  • Very good Hostel, excellent location, good...
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