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Historic Centre of Arequipa, Arequipa

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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 builder.
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  • We spent part of a couple of days in this area - which is really the only place we wanted to visit in Arequipa besides the Central Mercado. It has a nice variety of shops and restaurants and is pretty...  more »
  • It worths to walk around the city where every corner can hide an artistic gem that worths to be seen.  more »
  • Spend a couple of hours wandering round the centre of Arequipa and glance up at all the great colonial style, art deco and other buildings. The main square is now pedestrianized much to the chagrin of...  more »