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“Plaza de Armas”

Historic Centre of Arequipa
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
Ranked #4 of 102 things to do in Arequipa
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Plaza de Armas”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed in the Centre of Arequipa at the hotel Sonesta. I can't tell you how wonderful it was having breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Plaza de Armas and the Basilica Cathedral. The weather always seemed perfect and there was always some kind of activity. We stayed here for 3 months. It was only a short walk to many historic buildings including the Santa Catalina Monastery which is a definite must see. Can't wait to go back. :)

Visited December 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“Great Historical Ambiance”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The place was alive with people of all ages even late in the evening, giving one a feeling of safety and belonging.

Visited May 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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“Beautiful, wish we had more time to explore”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

It's a beautiful city, but because of an error by our tour company, we weren't able to see as much of the city as we would have liked. Architecture is beautiful and the history is interesting.

Visited February 2014
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“Shame about the traffic and the pigeons”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We had an excellent guide who toke great pride in showing us his home city. It was very interesting hearing about the history of the city, the way the conquerors built it based upon a Moorish design, and why the roads are too narrow for modern day traffic.
Unfortunately the roads are too narrow for modern day traffic, plus the beautifully warm and calm weather means that the fumes hang around as well! And then the centre has all those pigeons!

Visited June 2014
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Espoo, Finland
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“beautiful and historically interesting”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Arequipa centrum is small enough for walking and seeing the World Heritage sights, don´t forget the indian mummy girl, that has its own museum.

Visited August 2013
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