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Historic Centre of Arequipa
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
Ranked #4 of 103 things to do in Arequipa
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“Horrible ! ”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Except the spanish architecture, this town is horrible and polluted at a huge level you can not imagine. People here doesn't smile, doesn't say hello, they just ask for "money". I am used to travel a lot and to be open minded but this was too much. If you can avoid passing in Arequipa, escape. Pollution is so high that you can not see the mountains closed around. I felt like I am diying of suffocation. Can not breath, headache, vomit, stomachache. Horrible ... I could have forgiven the pollution if people had been nice but they are not. Me, has a european, felt racism and heard so many racist expression on myself and friends. All is money here, you, as tourist, are not human anymore, you are a purse. In restaurant, shop, everywhere the services where bad whith unkind people. Here people doesn't smile, doesn't live, doesn't hope, they survive, they accept with passivity this hell where they live. So sad ... I which this people will take conscience, at minima, of the huge pollution they survive in. Fragile people : dont go there. Regards. Y.

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Lima, Peru
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34 reviews
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“Great place to visit”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

It was a wonderful place to visit you can walk around and see all the archs around the plaza, people are not so friendly but they say people from Arequipa are like that. Beautiful city

Visited July 2014
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Macaé, RJ
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Plaza de Armas”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a old place, but very interesting. I liked to know there. As the city is small, is possible know many tourisc points in a week.

Visited July 2014
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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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“Lots of walking”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

After you eat you will enjoy walking in the square. There are lots of shops and sites to see. Many opportunities to find treasures to bring home.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful spot”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The architecture, open space, atmosphere and beauty of this area is fantastic both day and night. The area is always bustling with people and is very safe and secure. There's good cafés, restaurants and food stalls everywhere. The markets are worth a look as are all the churches in the area.

Visited July 2014
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