Arequipa is a city in Southern Peru that doesn’t have the most incredible ruins, or mountains, scenery, or food. It was perfect for us to spend 5 days getting healthy, acclimatizing to altitude, doing some laundry and saving some money.
Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. Framed by 3 volcanoes, it’s filled with baroque buildings constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. Its historic center is anchored by the Plaza de Armas, a stately main square flanked on its north by the 17th-century neoclassical Basilica Cathedral, which houses a museum displaying religious objects and artwork.
Founded: August 15, 1540
Weather: 64°F (18°C), Wind W at 10 mph (16 km/h), 21% Humidity
Population: 834,651 (2016)
We spent some time at the Plaza De Armas and the Historical Center area of town, with its colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. The city itself is the second largest in Peru, population wise, and in all rights not all that interesting. We loved it anyway and go so comfortable here it was hard to leave. We booked an AirBNB apartment outside of town and loved coming home to our apartment which made us feel at home. We highly recommend you check out our full blog post and the links to the apartment if you want to book. Jose, our host was excellent!
Here is the link to the Article along with the video of some drone footage I took during the national census day when no one was out on the street by law. All photos found on this site are copyrighted and not able to be used for any use commercial or private without written consent from The Indefinite Journey. Any reproduction or use of these pictures constitutes breaking international law and the DMCA.
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