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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The historical center of Arequipa is really amazing. The Plaza de Armas, the catedral and the buildings around the plaza de armas are places you must visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ineida
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice city with enough for a good few days of wandering and eating. Great markets and churches etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice city with a lot to see. The "white city" shines very bright in the sun and is definetly worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stefan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pretty city and the center is the best part with all of its lovely historic preservation. We loved strolling around taking photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area is a wonderful place to explore the shops, grab a drink, or eat a nice dinner. It’s right around the plaza and there are loads of people at all times.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The historic center of Arequipa is near the Cathedral in an area including both lovely historic buildings and lovely restaurants and shops within them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The traffic is a little crazy so highly recommend just walking around the city centre. Within easy reach there is a huge market, cathedrals and churches plus museums as well as plenty of retail and food outlets. It's a vibrant busy centre on a Sunday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GRLUK
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

What an incredible place. We had a very relaxing time walking around and taking in the sites. Early Spring is a good time to be there, but it would probably be much better in the early Summer season. Enchanted town that seems to be stuck...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shela01
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our two day stay in Arequipa! The town is in a valley between three volcanoes, so it is basically flat being it is in a valley. It was a great way to acclimate to the altitude before you go to Cusco and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue509
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Arequipa is a beautiful city back dropped by two amazing volcanoes. Hike up to the top of the city and lookout out over Arequipa. Little markets up there and a very nice walk through some very nice homes on the way up. Arequipa has some...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jenny B
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