Arequipa, Peru, is the second largest city after Lima with a population of over 900,000.
The Plaza, the monasteries, and the ancient municipal buildings are only a small part of the historic colonial center of Arequipa.
Because of the importance and beauty of these national treasures, Arequipa is high on the Cultural Heritage list in Peru.
If at all possible, you will want to visit the museums and photograph at least one of the really exquisite examples of colonial architecture.
To get the best view of this volcanic mountain, it is
recommended that you go to the Mirador (Outlook) de Yanahuari.
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More and more travelers are taking an extra day or more to visit the many attractions of the nearby Colca Canyon (twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, USA).
At the Colca, you can take pictures of condors in flight at close hand plus many other exciting outdoor activities. Read more...
Arequipa Peru by Ground
A bus trip is 625 miles (1,009 km.) Lima to/from Arequipa in 14 hours
Arequipa Peru by Air