Better known as the “White City” due to its beautiful colonial architecture built with white volcanic stone called Sillar. This location is a lovely place with an incredible amount of time since the time of the Spanish conquerors, as well as before your arrival. With 1 million inhabitants and an altitude of 2,335 meters, this city is becoming increasingly popular among tourists from all over the world. A short 10-hour bus ride from Cusco, this city is quiet but with many entertaining places that you can visit.
With the view of the majestic Misti volcano in the background and its impressive cathedral in the main square, Arequipa is one of the five major cities in Peru, and one like the other they are very different in appearance.
Embark on a city tour to discover the rich history, culture and architecture that this Peruvian city has to offer. You will learn the fascinating history and find a good walk through the city. This tour is a great opportunity to capture stunning photos and enjoy the views of this location.
Arequipa, “The place behind the peak (Misti)” Aymara named the city “ARI”, which means “peak” and “QUIPA”, to be left behind. The famous Misti volcano that has previously erupted between 1984 and 1985, at 5,822 meters above sea level, is a major tourist attraction for many who wish to scale their majestic presence and witness themselves at the top of the city of Arequipa.
Another impressive natural wonder that Arequipa is proud to host is the Colca Canyon, a nature reserve where you can witness many condors in their natural habitat as you travel through incredible passages, witnessing the breathtaking views of nature, while learning a lot about the incredible Peruvian bird, the Condor.
Along with the incredible natural wonders that this location houses, the beautiful buildings made of its unique White Volcanic Sillar is what also attracts tourists, especially those who are avid photographers or street walkers, and want to walk the streets of a place unique, a place that your eyes have not had the pleasure of meeting so far. Considered as one of the most impressive Plaza de Armas, in all of Peru. There is a lot of truth in this, since the unique characteristics of the Volcano, as well as the architecture of the White Sillar, make it different from the other Squares in Peru.
Its attractions will not be as popular as the 7-color Mountain, Cusco or as famous as the Ausangate Mountain, without forgetting the incredible view that you can witness in the Machu Picchu tour through the majestic citadel, but they are still beautiful natural wonders. That will leave you speechless and will soon gain a lot of popularity.
With the tourism that grows every year in the city of Arequipa, the number of foreign and national tourists who choose to visit this beautiful “White City” every year, while glimpsing the structure and nature that gives Arequipa its unique atmosphere. There is a good reason why the number of people who come to this colonial city is growing rapidly every year, just as Peru in general is growing in recognition worldwide.