Arequipa Historic Center

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Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru, is situated in the south of the Peruvian Andes. It is also known as the “White City”, due to the volcanic rock (sillar) used to build the city’s houses and public buildings. The area around Arequipa holds innumerable tourism attractions, including the Colca Canyon and also the Cotahuasi Canyon, which is the deepest in the world. Colca Valley is an impressive natural setting due to the combination of agricultural terraces from Inca times and over a dozen towns founded in the 16th century.

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