Arequipa, the ‘White city’!

  • Arequipa | Plaza de Armas
    Arequipa | Plaza de Armas

  • Arequipa |
    Arequipa |

  • Arequipa | Santa Catalina monastery
    Arequipa | Santa Catalina monastery

  • Arequipa | Santa Catalina monastery
    Arequipa | Santa Catalina monastery

  • Arequipa | Santa Catalina monastery
    Arequipa | Santa Catalina monastery

  • El Misti volcano |
    El Misti volcano |

  • El Misti volcano |
    El Misti volcano |

Why the ‘white city?’ 
Because of the volcanic stone that was used to build the colonial centre.

Arequipa lies at the foot of the El Misti volcano (5822 metres). The El Misti volcano lies between the Chachani mountain (6075 m) and the Pichu-Pichu volcano (5669 m). El Misti is also known as ‘the gentleman’

Arequipa is the country’s second largest city. But... you definitely can’t tell that when you’re walking along the small streets of its pleasant city centre. It is a beautiful town, with many interesting attractions! Take a look in the enormous Santa Catalina Monastery for instance, a city within a city, stroll over the Plaza de Armas and visit the cathedral. 

Arequipa lies 2500 metres above sea level, which gives the city a lovely spring-like climate all year, it’s almost always sunny, never too hot and in the evening it cools down nicely. Definitely worth a visit!

 

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