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Historic Centre of Arequipa Tours

Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, gets its nickname “La Ciudad Blana,” or “The White City,” from its central historic district built almost entirely from a porous, white volcanic stone known as sillar. The UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Arequipa, founded in 1540 by a group of Spanish conquistadores, is dotted with colonial churches, plazas and mansions that blend European and indigenous architectural styles.

At the heart of the district is Plaza de Armas, considered one of Peru’s most beautiful plazas and the site of the city’s most important buildings, including City Hall, the old Jesuit Iglesia de la Compañía and the neo-renaissance Cathedral. The Monasterio de Santa Catalina, a Dominican convent founded in 1579 and one of Arequipa’s most worthwhile sites, is also located in the historic centre.

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The Historic Centre of Arequipa is compact and walkable, and it has enough attractions, shops and restaurants to easily fill up an entire day of sightseeing.

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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery, Arequipa, null
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery

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Get to know Arequipa on this history-filled city sightseeing tour. With a professional guide, you’ll see the city’s top historical attractions, including the ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.50
Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral, Arequipa, Half-day ... 
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral

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Discover colonial Arequipa on this private sightseeing tour that will introduce you to some of the city’s most important historical sites. With a knowledgeable ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.00

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