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Arequipa


Arequipa Cathedral

Considered as the second most important city in Perú, Arequipa is the main textile center of alpaca of the world. It is located on the Chilli valley, flanked by three big volcanoes: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
Known as the ‘white city’, due to the volcanic stone used to build most of the edifices, the city retains a colonial style, which, along with the beautiful valley that surrounds it an the eternal blue of the sky, turns it into one of the most beautiful cities of the country.






Department
Arequipa
Location
1,003 km. south of Lima.
When to go
Year-round. (June to September is the best time to visit.)
Attractions
Picturesque route, anthropological sites, urban culture, folklore, crafts, museums .
How to get there
By airplane from Lima and Cuzco; by train
from Cuzco. By car, use the highway.
Activities
Trekking, photography, cultural journey.
Services
Specialized and qualified services available. Lodging,
roads, transportation, etc.
Surroundings
Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Baños Termomedicinales (Thermomedicinal Baths) of Jesús, El Misti, Valley of the Volcanoes, Colca Valley, Toro Muerto, Mansión del Fundador.

Arequipa: Cathedral and Square.

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