CITY OF AREQUIPA
It is located in the skirts of the Western Mountain range of the Andes and on the foot of Misti volcano, According to Cieza de Leon, it was the “More healthy and pleasant one of the villas of Peru”
To 2,350 m.a.s.l. Capital of the department itself. It was founded on 15th of August of 1540, by Manuel Garcia de Carvajal. Its name derives from the phrase quechua “Ari-that pay” that means Yes, they remain, and more than a simple coincidence, the one of the name is a reality that stays in the time, because in the streets, the walls of sillar and the attitude of people, a strange force is perceived, a rare impulse that invites to you to stay in the beautiful city. A white city with large houses and colonial convents Baroque, pthenesco style and a symbiosis with the Andean. The city is surrounded by three volcanos: The Misti ( 5,822 m .a.s.l.). The Chachani ( 6,075 m .a.s.l.). The Pichu Pichu ( 5,664 m .a.s.l.).
In the department of Arequipa, are two of the deepest tubes of the world: Cotahuasi (province of the Union) and the Colca (province of Caylloma). In addition, the wonderful Valley of Volcanos in Andagua, the beaches of Mollendo, Camana and Puerto Inca. Impressive places that must visit.
Now Arequipa has become in center of the economic complex of the south of Peru and is one of milk more important the producing departments of the Country, its economic growth because the territory includes zones of Coast and Mountain range and count on varied climates.
Main monuments and sites of interest:
The Monastery of Santa Catherine.
- Impressive religious monument founded on 1579,
considered work summit of the colonial and unique
architecture in the world.
From 1970, the National and Foreign tourist can
visit the convent of greater considered Saint
Catherine one of attractive the tourist ones of
The convent counts in its interior 3 claustros
almost a hundred of ready cells forming 6 streets
and a passage, counting on a singular seat.
The Cathedral. - Located in front
of the Seat of Arms, built totally in sillar in
1621. It is the main church of the city. Its facade
consists of 70 columns 3 covers and 2 great thenal
arcs. It has true jewels in images, sculptures
and oils of famous artists. Its greater altar
is of marble of Carrara (Italy) and its center
of wood is a beauty carved in France by the Rigot
artist and its organ made in Belgium, that won
a prize in the Universal exhibition of Paris.
Church of San Francisco. It dates
of the XVI century, constructed in brick and sillar,
has 3 ships. In the church they emphasize the
decorated baroque with shortened relief and the
frontal of silver of the greater altar, has a
beautiful stone choir to sillar wrought and a
library with more than 20 thousand volumes. In
addition, the Alley has been integrated to the
set, this one separated the Church of which it
was the jail of women; it has been turned a gallery
of artisan exhibition and is known as “Fund
Church and claustros of the Company of
It dates of XVII century and it has a facade of
pthenesco style. Thenal account with a main ship,
two wings. In the interior the altars emphasize
in gold bread Baroque style. The Sacred Part is
decorated with policromadas paintings that show
to the flora and the fauna of the tropical zone
and linen cloths of the School of Cusco.
The Claustros Jesuit honors by their construction
of style Baroque-Mestizo with 3 patios. All the
building is of sillar
The District of Yanahuara. -
It is one of the 29 districts that conform the
Province of Arequipa, located to 2 kms of the
historical center of the city of Arequipa is a
legendary villa of narrow side streets and aged
houses of sillar and with orchards relatives.
Its Church is famous (1,750), located in the Main
Seat, of Barroca facade and sober interior. The
Viewpoint of Yanahuara is a esplanade with arcades
of sillar with a colorful View of its 3 volcanos,
is one of the tourist places of Arequipa.
CITY TOUR IN AREQUIPA
Duration: 04 Hours.
Arequipa is a beautiful city, specially chosen
by its natural beauty and its cosy climate, our
visit to the city will be the more attractive
excellent ones of the city, where we will visit
the Seat of Arms one of the beautiful Seats but
of Peru, the Church of the Company, the Temple
and Small square of San Francisco, the wonderful
Monastery of Santa Catherine, attractive but the
excellent one that has this beautiful city, then
we went to the Viewpoint of the Colonial District
of Yanahura, which is located to the outskirts,
with a very beautiful landscape of the City and
3 volcanos as they are: The Misti, Pichupicchu
Included: Tourist transport –
guide, entrance fee.
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