What to See in Arequipa, Peru

Today we are going to write about Arequipa, which are the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region and most travelled destination to wanderers.

Peru is a beautiful western South American country which is mostly famous for Macchu –Picchu and its natural beauty will lure you to pack up your backpack and book a ticket to visit without any doubt! Now let’s talk about the things to do and visit in this famous ancient architectural based city.

Fill with joy in the Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas which is also known as White City is the central square of Arequipa city in Peru.

Fill with joy in the Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas

The majestic Palm Trees and colonial churches will definitely blow your mind away and it the true heart of Arequipa. It’s a must-visit place for travel lovers.

Arequipa Cathedral, a place to find God

Arequipa Cathedral is a famous 17th-century city cathedral, which proudly stands in the plaza. It’s the biggest and most famous church in Arequipa. The stunning architectural beauty is built by Sillar, a type of common volcanic rock which is found among the Arequipa’s finely crafted Architecture mostly.

Find peace at the Iglesia de la Compania

Iglesia de la Compania which is located on the opposite side of the plaza, arguably the most modest and interesting church to visit.

the Iglesia de la Compania

The main attraction of the church is the beautifully carved facade of this elegant Jesuit. This beautiful church was made by Seville in the churrigueresque style of design.

Visit the Monasterio de Santa Catalina

the most elegant Monasterio de Santa Catalina was built in the 16th century for the catholic nuns to stay. It’s very cheerful and most colourful all in all. The monastery is filled with full of chapels, bedrooms and cooking quarters. The texture is so colourful that it will provoke you to take some pictures to let others know the majestic beauty of the monastery.

Explore the Yanahuara

This beautiful city is so near to the ice-capped volcanos and the alluring nature will definitely please you. The electric mix of colonial-era churches and beautiful architectural beauty will make your day to remember.

Yanahuara

Yanahuara

Museo Santuarios Andinos

To know the culture of Peru and tradition you can visit the museum Museo Santuarios Andinos. The museum is famous for the 1995 expedition that led to the discovery of the body of a 12-year-old Inca girl who was sacrificed to the gods back in the 1450s. You will find English and Spanish speaking tourist there to help you know the culture and history better.

Visit Paseo Mercaderes for food: you can visit Paseo Mercaderes to fulfil your appetite and to know about the Peru food in a better way. It is close to Leafy Plaza and full of hip cafés, bars, and restaurants that you always want to explore while travelling abroad.

Hike to Colca Canyon

The Grand Canion of Peru which is also known as Colca Canion is one of the deepest canyons in the world at a staggering 3,270 meters (10,730 ft) if you love to hike then this is the best option for you within a day.

Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

The beautiful nature which is full of volcanic stone and the flying majestic condor will definitely blow your mind away.

Visit the erupting volcano, El Misti

The towering volcano which stands beside the city is a marvellous tourist destination for adventure lovers. It is a two-day moderate trek and you have to ascent the height of 5,822 m (19,101 ft).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>