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AREQUIPA

Arequipa is located in the very south of Peru and attracts lots of visitors thanks to its rich cultural heritage. The city is also known as the “White City” thanks to its temples and mansions constructed with volcanic lava stone, or as the “City of Eternal Blue Sky” due to its extraordinary climate. The city is home to numerous places of historical interest, including a large number of beautiful churches. The nearby deep canyons, volcanoes and archaeological sites offer spectacular views as well as a wide range of mountain activities.

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Activities & Tourist Attractions

  • San Bernardo Archipelago
  • Colca Valley
  • Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Yanahuara Observation Point
  • Sabandia Windmill
  • Plaza de Armas at Arequipa
  • Church and Convent of San Francisco
  • Santuarios Andinos Museum
  • Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserves
  • Villa de Cayma
  • Ampato Volcano

General Information

Altitude: 2,335 masl Surface Area: 9,862 km² Time Zone: UTC -5 Language: Spanish Currency: Nuevo Sol Voltage: 220 V

HOW TO GET THERE?

The Alferez Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport is located 8 km from the town center and its terminal offers domestic flights and connections to Chile and Bolivia.

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