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AREQUIPA: WHITE CITY
Alfredo Rodriguez Ballón
Max. 24°C / 75.2°F
Min. 10°C / 45°F
Surrounded by the Cathedral and the portals: Of Flores, San Agustín and of the Municipality The Plaza de Armas of Arequipa has in the center a bronze fountain of three plates crowned with the figure of a soldier of the 16th century, called Tuturutu, who had the function of giving the voice of alert.
MONASTERY SANTA CATALINA
A church with three naves in which the dome and a beautiful choir stall carved in cedar stand out. The cloister of the Convent is decorated with Sevillian tiles
VIEWPOINT OF YANAHUARA
To travel the valley of the Chili River is an adventure that falls in love with its natural light, terraces, unforgettable colors and country scent. The Yanahuara viewpoint, built in the 19th century, is made up of a series of arches made of sillar in which the words of illustrious Arequipa residents have been engraved. This viewpoint has a privileged view of the city and the Misti volcano.
SAN LAZARO NEIGHBORHOOD
It has alleys, narrow passages, small squares and large houses. It is the most representative area of the old Arequipa, where the Dominican priests established themselves in 1538. They built a hermitage for the evangelization of the natives and thus prepare the ground for the founding of a new Spanish city.
The sillar is the origin of the architecture of the White City and its tourist route is developed in the district of Cerro Colorado. In addition to the natural landscapes of the area, you can observe the process of extraction, carving and mega-cutting of sillar.
Classified as the deepest canyon in America, it reaches 4 160 meters at its maximum point, in the town of Canco. It has to its right margin the Mountain range of the Chila (Bomboya, Serpregina, Mismi, Quehuisha) and by the other side are the Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya and Ampato. From far away you can see the Ubinas volcano and the beautiful Coropuna.
NATIONAL RESERVE OF SALINAS
It was created in 1979 to guarantee the protection of the vicuñas that inhabit the area. It is the home of the Misti, Chachani, Pichupichu and Ubinas volcanoes, as well as the Puruña Stone Forest. n between the mountains, there are high Andean plains where vicuñas, alpacas, llamas and guanacos live together.
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