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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 historical center of Arequipa is wonderful, streets clean and has a very interesting architecture. It's a story in every street. There are very good restaurants and places to have a great at any time of the day.
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  • It is a place full of history, with beautiful architecture. Many places to eat, drink and buy souvenirs, hotels, tourist attractions, travel agencies. All what you need. In October, there are processions by the Lord of miracles. They close streets and the fervor of the people you see.
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  • I loved it, very well maintained, much more than other cities in the Peru, note that they want their city, a very interesting practice
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