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Arequipa, the White City

Discover the mysteries at the Santa Catalina Monastery. Venture into the landscapes of the Colca Canyon. ​

GENERAL INFORMATION

 Mapa surface Arequipa 63.345 KM2
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    INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT



    Rodríguez Ballón Airport

  • Destination language icon

    LANGUAGE



    Spanish

  • Destination currency icon

    CURRENCY



    Sol

  • Destination weather icon

    WEATHER



    Maximum 22ºC
    Minimum 17ºC

  • Destination transport icon

    TRANSPORTATION



    Buses, minibuses and taxis

WHAT TO DO IN AREQUIPA?

  • SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY


    Submerge yourself in this 1580’s construction built with volcanic rocks. You will be able to observe works of colonial art that narrate the history of Peru.

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    Estimated distance from the Airport

    8,4 kilometers

  • COLCA CANYON


    Enjoy adventure sports 3,400 meters above sea level. If you do not enjoy risk as much, you can share your experiences with native communities in a blue, condor-filled landscape.

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    Estimated distance from the Airport

    151 kilometers

  • AREQUIPA CATHEDRAL


    This cathedral is located at the heart of the city and preserves and exhibits valuable items with more than 400 years of history.

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    Estimated distance from the airport

    10,8 kilometers


  • AGUADA BLANCA


    This natural reserve stands out for its cave paintings at the Sumbay caves as well as for the exuberant beauty of the Salinas lake and the Misti and Chachani volcanoes.

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    Estimated distance from the Airport

    62,8 kilometers

WHAT TO EAT IN AREQUIPA?

TYPICAL FOOD

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  • Cuy chactado or fried guinea pig
  • Shrimp chupe
  • Stuffed Rocoto

TYPICAL BEVERAGES

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  • Chicha de jora
  • White corn chicha

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