Puente Grau, Arequipa

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A rocky river rushes under the elegant stone arches of Puente Grau, while snow-capped mountains serve as a backdrop. Designed by architects Juan Rodriguez and Manuel H. Prado, the bridge was constructed in 1884. While modern infrastructure has developed around it, the bridge remains a timeless landmark on the Arequipa horizon. Stop to snap your picture here, and then tour the nearby neighborhood for more historic architecture. Use our Arequipa tourist route planner to add Puente Grau and other attractions to your Arequipa vacation plans.
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  • June 3, 2017
    Categorical bridge at the end of the 19th century on the river Chili, dedicated to the national hero Admiral Grau, near the beautiful district of San Lazaro. Through it you can see beautiful views of the Misti volcano.
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  • May 29, 2017
    It is a very nice place in the city, which you should consider in your next visit to Arequipa, especially for its location.
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  • February 28, 2017
    Carry is a remember as beautiful as the picture from this bridge with view to the volcano misti is phenomenal. Really you recommend give is a return by this bridge when are by Arequipa.
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Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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