"Creating a monster in Arequipa" Top 5 Page for this destination Arequipa by richiecdisc
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Dubbed “the white city” due to the preponderance of buildings made of a lightly colored 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 colorful 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
With volcanoes surrounding Arequipa, why not give climbing one a go? There is the majestic El Misti at 5825 meters.... more travel advice
With its sunny arid climate, you can finally enjoy walking around in shorts and sandals if you have them. But it's not... more travel advice
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