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Arequipa

Arequipa is one of the most important cities of Peru it has a large commercial development also It has  many tourists, attractions and places to meet. It is located just over a thousand kilometers south of Lima, in 2363 above the sea near the volcanoes Misti  between the Puna and the Cordillera.

Due to the type of volcanic stone buildings that were built, this city is called the "White City". For its colonial appearance and the story behind their walls proliferate, UNESCO declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.

It has numerous places to explore, meet and learn about the history of this region of Peru. In the city, the traveler can not fail to see places like the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, churches and convents of San Francisco, Santa Catalina, Santo Domingo, Franciscans of the Recoleta, San Augustine, San Lazaro district, theMoral`s house, Goyeneche, Tristan del Pozo, and Irriberry Arrospide.

In the areas around Arequipa is recommended to know places like Tingo, Characato Chiguata, the Villas of Cayma and Yanahuara Socabaya, The beach of Mejia, Camana and Mollendo, the Baths of Yura, Socosani and Jesus, the Misti volcano, the Colca valley,  the Forest of Imata's Stone, the Valley and Cotahuasi Canyon, petroglyphs of Toro Muerto, Reserve Salinas and Agua Blanca and  the Archaeological Remains of Waca`s Gully

The gastronomy of Arequipa is very diverse because it has native traditions of the countryside and the Pacific coast, also it  has influences of European and Andean cuisine, which give a special flavor to the products. There is a special association  between spicy and seasonings  which give a taste to the food base consisting of fish, shrimp, pork, guinea pig, sheep, ostrich.

Some of the dishes selected to discover on a trip to this region of Peru are the chupes, los rocotos rellenos, locro chest, ceviche, ocopa Arequipeña, anticuchos, among others.

The nightlife in this city in this city is entertaining, with options for everyone. San Francisco Street is the street where mainly find clubs, bars, folk clubs.

Hostelling International offers its hostels  for travelers to find accommodations comfortable, with all services, where you can meet travelers from around the world.




Hostal La Posada Real
Located in the center of Arequipa.
Address: Calle Mollendo 218 Urb. Municipal
Phone: 51 54 202 222
E-mail: posadareal@terra.com.pe
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