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Puente Grau, Arequipa

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Bridge Tourist Spot
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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  • If you wander over to Yanahuara, you will cross this bridge. either coming or going, upstream, you get a picture of the river plus a park and the volcanos, downstream has more whitewater and city. Nic...  more »
  • if you come down Ayacucho street, you can cross the Chili river on this old stone bridge. Good place to take some pictures of the city, of the volcanoes, and of the river. There is always a lot of tra...  more »
  • This is a new built bridge. Very beautiful archecture. It is set in front of the volcanoes, so they make a lovely back drop for pictures. Close by, you can take pictures of the amazing volcanoes.  more »

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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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