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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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  • Uffff! It is to lose a full evening in their white streets, quaint restaurants and shops.
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  • Steeped in history. Very colonial. But its share of bars, shoppings, banks. Very scenic at night, there are many options. There is a market, but different to the of Cuzco is more for the people local. It best is the view of the volcanoes to the dawn, is come from all Arequipa. Beautiful place. Recominedo spend at least 3 days there.
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  • its architecture makes it move to the colony with its streets and incredible views, totally recommended. take a beautiful picture by 10 suns with the view of the Center
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