Yanahuara, Arequipa

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Arequipa
Yanahuara boasts a small church from the Spanish colonial era, a public park with many palm trees, and houses built from sillar, a pearly white volcanic rock. For a panoramic view of the city, the mountain ranges, and the volcanic backdrop, go to "El Mirador," a popular observation point. Street vendors set their stalls around the small park every weekend. Taste queso helado (frozen cheese) or picarones (deep fried "donuts" with honey sauce), or visit the restaurant with the view over the mountains. Plan to see Yanahuara and other attractions that appeal to you using our Arequipa family vacation planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Good to a short stop for it. With a car, but difficult to park. Parking on the square that is. You may be better in one of the alleys near parking. In the morning it is still not so busy, but you can with shooting suffer from the Sun. In the afternoon it is somewhat busier.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Yanahuara gives a great view of Arequipa and the surrounding mountains. There's a market just ahead and prevent the blue tents to make photos even more successful
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  • August 11, 2017
    One of the most emblematic districts of Arequipa. They can not stop going. It has incredible view Misti uns
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  • May 4, 2017
    Nice place its a magical site
  • June 6, 2017
    Nice ambience,great place to just hang around
  • February 28, 2017
    Traditional place in arequipa
  • August 31, 2016
    Place is gorgeous I would strongly suggest staying near here since they have markets and so many events on here.
  • November 15, 2016
    Most amazing view ever!

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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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