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Yanahuara, Arequipa

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Arequipa
Observation Deck Historic Walking Area
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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  • This area of the city is very nice to have a panoramic view of the city of Arequipa. Have to walk 20 min from the weapon place but worth it because the view is magnificent with the volcanoes surrounding the city. There are also a few restaurants including the terrace enjoy the view also. Definitely a place to visit on Arequipa.
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  • With some friends, we reach the "viewpoint". First that all of viewpoint does not have anything, since the city is not visible from any point. In addition some fair jobs that covered all the view that might have been (including monuments) were just installed. Why walk not worth for what you visited. Do not lose time.
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  • The pointView, is ideal to appreciate the panoramic view of entire Arequipa, in addition to be able to take family photos. You can see the Misti volcano.
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  • Nice place its a magical site
  • Nice ambience,great place to just hang around
  • Traditional place in arequipa
  • Place is gorgeous I would strongly suggest staying near here since they have markets and so many events on here.
  • Most amazing view ever!

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Where to stay in Arequipa

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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