Historic Centre of Arequipa, Arequipa

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Travel back through history with a walk through the streets of Historic Centre of Arequipa, elevated to the status of a World Heritage Site in 2000. The neighborhood stands out with its distinctive blend of native and colonial architecture, encapsulating the complex history of Arequipa. Marvel at the dazzling white masonry, which typifies the old neighborhood's style, as you meander through the well-organized grid of streets. Visit the area's numerous churches to get a sense of how religion and tradition helped shape Arequipa, then retire to a cafe or bar to celebrate the city's contemporary culture. Plan your visit to Historic Centre of Arequipa and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Arequipa trip itinerary maker .
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  • Walking through Arequipa is not just walking through a colonial city, it is walking through a city with character, with history and present, with personality and recklessness. The pride of the Arequipeño is not false, it is reflected in stone house, in his food, his clothes, his incrible neatness that leaves no paper lying anywhere. It's so beautiful that it's among the 5 cities in the world where I'd live when I'm stuking.
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  • BEAUTIFUL! So nice site and great area to walk and enjoy. Its great during the day and espectacular at night time. Highly recommend it!  more »
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