"visit Arequipa. It's the..." Peru Favorite Tip by ceciliagh

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Favorite thing: visit Arequipa. It's the second city of Peru and surround it three volcanos. One of them is Misti (5822 m) that seems it will 'swallow' the city. Arequipa was founded in 1540. During the colonial time it was the intermediate point of the caravans that transported the shipments of silver from the mines of Potosi (Bolivia) toward El Callao Port and Spain. Arequipa is also known as 'the city of the Eternal Blue Sky' and as the 'white city' because of the lot of buildings built with a white volcanic stone.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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