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 itinerary maker .
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  • The historic centre of Arequipa is very nice! Especially the Plaza de Armas with its many flowers and bushes.
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  • White building is very beautiful order. Random walk, or shop the souvenir shop, or take a break on the juice stand and Ceviche, enjoyed one day.
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  • The historical center of Arequipa is a lufar with lots of things to discover. From pre-Columbian history, history of Inca, Mummies and much more. There is a varied cuisine at very affordable prices. The people are very friendly. All the cathedrals and museums you can go on foot. I loved Arequipa. 100% recommended. Peruvian food and the pisco sour is a must.
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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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