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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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  • The Centre of Arequipa has cute places to eat, cafés and you have it very clean, with pedestrian streets very nice shops.
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  • Very beautiful to explore, the 'White City'; I recommend finding out for "free torus" where is through the city on foot, in Exchange for the tip.
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  • A very picturesque, well preserved and easy to navigate place. Stand constructions in Ashlar, let's not forget that Arequipa is known by his nickname of "White City". The building which predominates is the Cathedral, but also highlights its natural environment formed by Misti, Pichu Pichu and Chachani volcanoes.
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