City Tours Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. It is surrounded by 3 steep, colossal mountains, snow color. 58,000 people occupy the white city of Arequipa stoned.
It is one of the most visually stunning cities of Peru, at 2,350 meters (7,709 feet). It grew from a group of Spanish colonial churches and houses made of volcanic stone obtained from around 1 million citizens.
The low, white buildings shining in distinction mountain black backdrop of El Misti, a volcano-shaped cone can be compared with a beautiful work of art. Arequipa was founded in 1540.
Arequipa the white city:
It has one of the most beautiful squares in the country and many beautiful monuments of neo styles – classical and Renaissance Baroque. City tours Arequipa is known as the “White City” (white city), because of the color of ashlar volcanic rock used in the construction of churches and colonial houses. The cathedral is located on the main square and has two magnificent towers.
In nearby streets, is the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a wonderful work of art in the construction of the convent. This cloister housed many noble young women and remained closed for over 400 years until 1970 when it was opened to visitors. The most prominent religious complexes are The Company and San Francisco. The first was the house of the Jesuits in the 17th century.
San Francisco has a church, a convent, a small temple and a craft fair called Fundo El Fierro. Outside the city is the Founder’s Mansion (a farmhouse), and The Company. Other important places are the Colca Canyon Cotahuasi, and petroglyphs of Toro Muerto.
The city also has several museums, including the mummy Juanita containing a virgin Inca discovered in 1995.
Recently UNESCO declared the city as a Historical Monument Site. Arequipa is a blue city – where clear sky has produced many poets and important political people.
Your Location: 1003 km. south of Lima
Your Altitude: 2335 m.a.s.l
The highlight of Arequipa: Colca Canyon, A Mollendo, A Camana, A Chivay, A Cabanaconde, La Cruz del Condor, A Yanahuara, etc.