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Historic Centre of Arequipa, Arequipa

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Travel back through history with a walk through the streets of Historic Centre of Arequipa, elevated to the status of a World Heritage Site in 2000. The neighborhood stands out with its distinctive blend of native and colonial architecture, encapsulating the complex history of Arequipa. Marvel at the dazzling white masonry, which typifies the old neighborhood's style, as you meander through the well-organized grid of streets. Visit the area's numerous churches to get a sense of how religion and tradition helped shape Arequipa, then retire to a cafe or bar to celebrate the city's contemporary culture. Plan your visit to Historic Centre of Arequipa and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Arequipa trip builder.
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  • Walk, note, have a good time, really, beautiful, clean and safe. Very nice this historic centre of Arequipa.
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  • Very peaceful and quaint, it's lovely walking around the quarter, lots of little shops and cafés to enjoy. Didn't feel too touristy which is nice! 
  • It is one of the main cities of the country, with many fewer tourists and people, in general, Lima or Cusco and with a surprising beauty. The super friendly and open, good environment and a market of local craftsmanship that is well worth the visit. The Cathedral and the monastery of Santa Ana are essential 2.
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