City Tour Arequipa y Convento Santa Catalina

City Tour Arequipa y Convento Santa Catalina

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12/12/2018 15/12/2018

Arequipa

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Arequipa is a city in the Southern Coastal region of Peru. Located on a valley alongside the River Chili and surrounded by snow covered peaks such as the Misti Volcano, and the Chachani and Pichu Pichu Mountains, it is Peru's second largest city. Dubbed “the white city” due to the preponderance of buildings made of a lightly coloured volcanic rock named sillar, Arequipa not only glistens in its sunny arid climate but also sit majestically amongst the spectacular volcanoes that act as its backdrop. With an array of stunning colonial buildings, a charming tropical main square, and great local food specialties, even the most casual visitor can keep busy for a few days. Add to this, a sprawling colourful convent complex, the archaeological wonder of Juanita, and a bustling local produce market and it is one of Peru’s most unforgettable cities. Finally, with its close proximity to natural wonders like the Colca Canyon and the Valley of Volcanoes, it quickly enters the realm of can’t miss cities in all of South America. Arequipa is and should be a destination itself.

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City Tour Arequipa and Santa Catalina Monastery

dia 3 - City Tour Arequipa y Convento de Santa Catalina - Shared Service

At an appropriate time, pick up from the hotel to the City Tour.

2:00 pm you will begin the visit with the white city of Arequipa, visiting the Plaza de Armas, which presents a beautiful bronze fountain of three dishes topped with the figure of a soldier of the 16th century. Here, you will appreciate the cathedral and cloisters of the Society of Jesus. Then you will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a was a center of absolute closure which remained closed to the public for centuries. Today, harmoniously restored and open, lets you appreciate what was the city of Arequipa in the 17th century. You will see its streets, gardens, cloisters, rustic stone sinks, walls of ashlar, and the pinacoteca, then move to the beautiful green countryside of Carmen Alto and the Yanahuara view point where you will have a privileged view of the city and some volcanoes like Misti, Chachani, and Pichupichu.


RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Bottle of water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen

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City Tour Arequipa y Convento Santa Catalina
City Tour Arequipa y Convento Santa Catalina