Ancient Peru Arequipa Historic Center

One of the principal cities in the south of Peru, Arequipa is known as the “White City” because many of the buildings have been built from “sillar”, a white stone that comes from enormous quarries formed by the lava of volcanoes that watch over the city. Arequipa’s history spans centuries and has been lovingly preserved, particularly in the Historic Center.

Without a doubt, the local cuisine is one of the region’s strongest attractions, and no one should miss out on a typical lunch in one of the traditional “picanterías”.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.


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