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Historic Centre of Arequipa

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Address: Arequipa, Peru
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
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Historic center of Arequipa - worth a stop in Peru!

My husband and I really enjoyed our (short) time in Arequipa. What a charming little town of stone buildings...reminiscent of southern Italy (Puglia and a bit of Palermo). And the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our (short) time in Arequipa. What a charming little town of stone buildings...reminiscent of southern Italy (Puglia and a bit of Palermo). And the streets are very clean compared to the other places we visited. Would highly recommend it. Also worth a visit - Monesterio de Santa Catalina (wow!!!) and the Cathedral (Basilica) is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see and do inside and outside of this lovely place. There are tourist police and regular police all around and walking streets, open squares, shops, markets and restaurants, both local and foreign. It seems whatever your budget, you can be accommodated. Yet, the architecture drives the awe. The intricate ironwork seen on almost every building and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is busy with both locals and tourists, it's noisy, the streets can get narrow and there are a lot of vehicles but there are pedestrianised sections. It's definitely bustling and if you want a quiet, relaxing time you won't find it here. But the streets are great to wander around. It's clean and well-maintained. We stayed further out... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having traveled over Peru for the last couple months, I have seen most of the major cities and their associated historical areas. Arequipa is a great city to walk around in, the architecture is beautiful and the Plaza de Armas is as nice as any I have seen. The Plaza is heavily treed, with a beautiful fountain. The church on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

just incredible, not overcrowded, clean and safe, and the MAIN SQUARE wowwww!!!! the best, and the most beauty PLAZA DE ARMAS fo South America!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was very surprised how clean and safe this area is. Very family friendly. Not overly busy so take your time

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This town (The White City of Peru) very much reminds me of some of my favorite historic city centers in Northern Italy. The architecture is elegant and well preserved and at night is lighted beautifully. Along with Cuzco/Machu Pichu & lovely Trujillo, Arequipa is the best that Peru has to offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

just for 2 days to visit the monstry, and from there we took the bus for the lake Titicaca. This is one of the place where you can taste the Cuy ;)

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Love colonial houses in the city center. Most of the casonas are banks or official buildings, but no worries and just come inside and explore the interior patios.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A lovely place with clean streets and nice trees everywhere. Some lovely places to eat here and well worth a stroll in the evening

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