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Arequipa

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  • Arequipa is nicknamed the white city because of the volcanic sillar rock illuminating the façades. Peru's second largest and qaintest city, along with Cuzco, it is located at the foot of the volcano Mount Misti. Here, you should not fail to visit to Santa Catalina monastery, a city within the city with blue patios, orange alleys and the atmosphere of another century.   ...
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  • Built in 1500 and then closed until the end of the 1970s, it is possible to visit the areas not occupied by the monks.
    © Jarno Gonzalez
  • © Jarno Gonzalez
  • © Jarno Gonzalez
  • © Jarno Gonzalez
  • © Jarno Gonzalez
  • © Jarno Gonzalez
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Peru

Arequipa is nicknamed the white city because of the volcanic sillar rock illuminating the façades. Peru's second largest and qaintest city, along with Cuzco, it is located at the foot of the volcano Mount Misti. Here, you should not fail to visit to Santa Catalina monastery, a city within the city with blue patios, orange alleys and the atmosphere of another century.

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Arequipa: the key figures

Surface area : 1285220.0 km2

Population : 29549517 inhabitants

Time difference : The UK is six hours ahead of Peru.

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