Yanahuara, Arequipa

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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. With our custom trip planner, Arequipa attractions like Yanahuara can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Nothing special about the place. I mean if you have nothing more to do, you can wander the streets of Yanahuara. Also easy to get to the main road (where all the malls and shops are located).  more »
  • Lovely place...you can see the three mountains (Misti, Pichu pichu & Chachani) and also on the walls you can appreciate poems by peruvians writers  more »
  • To go through the monastery after the Holy Catali, it takes about 20-30 minutes to walk slowly to enjoy the views of the city, but pay attention to the time, preferably before the yellow faint, you can appreciate the day and the night scenery!
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