Historic Centre of Arequipa Tours

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 a porous, white volcanic stone known as sillar. The UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Arequipa, founded in 1540 by a group of Spanish conquistadores, is dotted with colonial churches, plazas and mansions that blend European and indigenous architectural styles.

At the heart of the district is Plaza de Armas, considered one of Peru’s most beautiful plazas and the site of the city’s most important buildings, including City Hall, the old Jesuit Iglesia de la Compañía and the neo-renaissance Cathedral. The Monasterio de Santa Catalina, a Dominican convent founded in 1579 and one of Arequipa’s most worthwhile sites, is also located in the historic centre.

Practical Info

The Historic Centre of Arequipa is compact and walkable, and it has enough attractions, shops and restaurants to easily fill up an entire day of sightseeing.
Location
Address: Arequipa, Peru
Read More

4 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral

Embark on a nearly 4-hour guided tour of Arequipa's vast colonial sites, including the Franciscan Recoleta Convent and the city's Vallecito, St Lazarus and Cayma districts. This private sightseeing excursion delves into Arequipa's intriguing colonial past and showcases some of its best known colonial attractions. Visit the Casa del Moral, an 18th century home filled with colonial paintings, and take in spectacular views of Arequipa from the Carmen Alto viewpoint, which overlooks the city.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From
USD35.10
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From
USD35.10

Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery

Explore Arequipa many historical sights and attractions on a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour of the city. A knowedgable and expert guide will take you via air-conditioned coah to spectacular viewpoints like the Mirador de Yanahuara, and lead you through some of Arequipa's most exquisite colonial districts—including Yanaahuara and St Lazarus. You'll also visit the Monastery of St Catherine, which was closed to the public for almost 400 hundreds years.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From
USD47.00
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From
USD47.00

2-Day Colca Canyon and Condor Tour from Arequipa, Peru - Group Service

This 2-day tour to the Colca Canyon in Peru allows travelers to see the beauty of the canyon and the area's Andean condors without a lot of hiking. See volcanos and llamas during the drive between Arequipa and the town of Chivay. Take short walks around the Colca Valley to enjoy views of the canyon more than 9,800 feet below. Visit the area's famous condor lookout point for the chance to see condors in flight.
  • Duration: 2 days
From
USD221.00
See Details
  • Duration: 2 days
From
USD221.00

NEW TO VIATOR

wallking tour Arequipa

El Walking City Tour o Tour Peatonal es una experiencia para conocer y explorar la historia de Arequipa y sus edificios históricos emblemáticos de la Ciudad Blanca Durante el recorrido se visitarán los siguientes lugares: - Plaza de Armas de Arequipa - La Catedral de Arequipa y los portales que la rodean - La Iglesia y los claustros de la Compañía de Jesús - La casa de Tristán del Pozo - Plaza e Iglesia San Francisco
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
USD9.00
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
USD9.00


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785