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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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.

Thank Steve C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 ;)

Thank PM6979
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank stneith
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Arequipa, the white city, is actually kind of nice although it was not quite as we'd hoped. it's a great place to taste the guinea pig, where many restaurants offer this choice of food. A good city to stay in for two days, but not much longer

1 Thank Immerenga
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Arequipa is known as the white city, because it is build of white volcanic rock called Sillar, it is a very lovely Spanish city with a lot of charm and friendly residents. I really recommend starting your visit to Peru from here because it's a great way to get used to high altitude, new food and great shopping.

Thank Berniehotel
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Arequipa was the first city we came to on our holiday in Peru and we vere quire surprised by it's very relaxed atmosphere and great weather.. good place to acclimatize before heading to Cusco.

Thank Hanicka V
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The center of Arequipa has retained most of its architecture. The churches are beautiful and one can be examining its architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

One of the most beautiful plazas of weapons from all over Peru, meet her several restaurants and a phenomenal architecture (well wooded) I recommend taking the time to get distracted watching life go by in the square

Thank Filipe D

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