Arequipa Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Sabandía Mill (Molino de Sabandía)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Located four miles southeast of Arequipa is the Sabandía Mill, built in 1785 as the first mill of its kind in the area. Although the structure fell into a ...  Read more

Historic Centre of Arequipa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, gets its nickname “La Ciudad Blana,” or “The White City,” from its central historic district built almost entirely from ...  Read more

Plaza de Armas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Plaza de Armas is the main square in Arequipa, featuring vibrant gardens, lush palm trees, bird fountains and colonial architecture. The first thing you will ...  Read more

Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Inaugurated on Oct. 2, 1580, 40 years after Arequipa was founded, the Santa Catalina Monastery (Monastery of St Catherine) has grown to become a city in ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Travelers heading to Peru’s spectacular Colca Canyon will almost certainly spend some time in the town of Chivay, 100 miles (60 kilometers) outside of ...  Read more

Colca Canyon (Canon del Colca)

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Plunging 13,650 feet (4,160 meters) down, Peru’s Colca Canyon is officially one of the world’s deepest canyons—with a breadth of activities to match. Visitors ...  Read more

Moral House (Casa de Moral)

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Built around 1730, this large ancestral house is an excellent well-preserved example of baroque-mestizo architecture. The name of the house has nothing to do ...  Read more

Recoleta Convent (Monasterio de la Recoleta)

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Founded in 1648, this Franciscan Convent features four cloisters and 11 rooms. The structure represents a range of architectural styles, from Romanesque to ...  Read more

Founder's Mansion (La Mansión del Fundador)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

The history of Founder's Mansion dates back to the early days when the Spanish first occupied Peru. Originally owned by Arequipa’s founder, Garcí Manuel ...  Read more

Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

Towering over Arequipa’s main plaza, Plaza de Armas, is the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa. The history of this great cathedral dates back to 1544 when the ...  Read more

Cayma District

Cayma is one of the 29 districts that make up Peru’s Arequipa Region. Some 75,000 people call this place, which covers approximately 246 square-kilometers, ...  Read more

Chachani Volcano

Outdoor adventurers who escape to Peru should save at least two ot three days to explore the incredible trails, terrain and views of Chachani Volcano. This ...  Read more

El Misti

Also known as Guagua-Putina, this stratovolcano is located in southern Peru, 11 miles from Arequipa, and stands at 19,101 feet above sea level. The volcano ...  Read more

La Compañía Church (Iglesia de la Compañía)

Sharing the Plaza de Armas with the imposing Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, it’s easy to overlook the small Jesuit La Compañía Church, also known ...  Read more

Museum of Andean Sanctuaries (Museo Santuarios Andinos)

While there are many notable museums in Arequipa, the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries (Museo Santuarios Andinos) is one of the best. Visitors can see exhibits ...  Read more

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