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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  • Arequipa is really a fascinating city! Also known as the White City, all of the buildings in the town are built from the outskirts of the black volcanic rock, the sun shines during the day, obviously beautiful! In particular, the weapons mall and the cathedral next to each other are worth visiting!
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  • Arequipa has a very beautiful, cozy and very well preserved historical center. Our Mexican friends were fascinated. We recommend visiting it both day and night. Churches and convents have an extraordinary cultural richness.
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  • Restaurants, shops, museums, beautiful architecture... Nice place for strolling around in the city center.  more »
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