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aventura peruArequipa is the capital city of the Arequipa region southern Peru. With a population of 904,931 it is the second most populous city of the country. Arequipa lies in the Andes Mountains, at an altitude of 2,335 meters (7,661 feet) above sea level; the former snow-capped volcano El Misti overlooks the city. The city has many colonial –Spanish buildings built of sillar, a pearly white volcanic rock, from which it gets the nickname La Ciudad Blanca ("The White City"). Reportedly, it first acquired this nickname in the colonial era, because most of its inhabitants were Creole of Iberian descent. The historic centre of Arequipa was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000, in recognition of its architecture and historic integrity. Arequipa has also been home of many of the outstanding intellectual and political figures, as well as religious icons, in the country. In recent decades it has become an important industrial and commercial center in Peru, now being the second most industrialized ci


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Pick up from the hotel and visit to the most remarkable places in the city. We will start visiting the San Camilo local market, later we will arrive to La Compañía church Inside you find sixty-six canvases from the Cusco School from such artists as Bernardo Bitti and Diego de la Puente. Afterward we will visit the main square (a lovely, symmetrical square bordered by arched walkways and granite portals with brick and lime bases. At the square's centre, amidst well-cared gardens and palm trees, there is a 3-plate bronze fountain crowned by the figure of a sixteenth century soldier, nicknamed the “tuturutu”) and the cathedral considered one of Peru's most unique and famous colonial cathedrals since the Spanish conquest. Finally we will finish our Arequipa city tour at the Santa Catalina monastery wonderful place that housed the nuns of Arequipa for centuries.

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inca 2 hours approx.


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inca 8:00 am and 2:15 pm


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