Historic Centre of Arequipa, Arequipa

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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 section of Arequipa is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site due to the abundance of Spanish colonial buildings as well as several cathedrals and monasteries. Be sure to take a walking....  more »
  • This historic city had such an impact on us that we decided we would definitely return in the near future. The historic old town of Arequipa was built with volcanic sillar rock and was declared a...  more »
  • The harassment you suffer while walking around the center by vendor os tours, sometimes on their own or carrying dos or cats souvenirs or restaurants, apart from it, the ladies who carry around baby.....  more »

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