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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  • Stresses, as I mentioned to the Plaza de Armas, care and cleaning. It's nice that graffiti there is no. I wish could compratir his experience, with cities such as Valparaiso.
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  • The turibus serves to meet the countryside but not the Center. You should walk with map in hand. In the plaza de armas, there is a local from PromPeru and gives it to you free. Come with slippers, load water and put you hat. In afternoon used coat.
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  • There are many places to visit on foot in the historical center. specialty was streets and craft centers.
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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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