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This is an area of Arequipa that 850,000 people reside in.
Lima, the national capital, is 480 miles northwest of Arequipa, while Yura lies 14 miles to the northwest.
For some tranquil, shady spaces, escape to one of the beloved parks and gardens. El Misti and Yanahuara Plaza are wonderful places to share a picnic hamper. Mario Vargas Llosa Palace is another nearby option.
Grab a buddy or two and explore some of the many exhibition spaces in the area. The Museo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín and the Museo Arqueológico de la Universidad Católica de Santa María offer a range of displays and collections that are sure to capture your attention. Casona Editora Peru and the Museo Histórico Municipal are also worthwhile.
The array of preserved objects at the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries give a window into unknown worlds.
The striking artworks at the Museo de Arte Virreinal de Santa Teresa and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Arequipa are bound to leave an impression. Make sure you ask the gallery attendant for some more information if you're particularly taken by anything.
Walk through the peaceful hallways and see the prominent items and objects showcased at the Arequipa's Historical Museum.
The National University of St Augustin of Arequipa and Casa Goyeneche are certainly worth taking a look at, even if you aren't a history buff. When it comes to days of old, the stories are countless. Society of Jesus Architectural Complex and Casa Ricketts are also great places to check out.
Boasting ornate architecture and beautiful gardens, the stately palaces here are an impressive sight. Check for tours and see what tales are hidden in the walls at La Mansión del Fundador and La Mansion del Fundador.
Whether you think of yourself as spiritual or not, you're sure to have a nice time at Santa Catalina Monastery and Arequipa Cathedral. If you want to explore a couple more religious sites, check for tours at Iglesia San Juan Batista and Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel.
Take in the unique sights and sounds of Arequipa Plaza de Armas, a bustling public square.
Take some time to ponder the experiences of Arequipa's past residents at a couple of its memorial statues and structures. Casa de Moral and Puente Grau have plenty of tales to tell.
All educational institutions have their own distinct character, and the Catholic University of Santa Maria is certainly no exception. An influential part of the local scene, it makes an interesting excursion for anyone who enjoys the stimulating college environment.
To check out local fashion or enjoy a snack, set out to visit San Camilo Market or Patio del Ekeko.
Located in the heart of Arequipa, this hotel is steps from Museum of Andean Sanctuaries, Arequipa Plaza de Armas, and Museo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín. Iglesia de La Compañía and Arequipa Cathedral are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Arequipa, this hotel is steps from Museo Santury, Santa Catalina Monastery, and Casa de Moral. Arequipa's Historical Museum and Museo Histórico Municipal are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Arequipa, this romantic hotel is steps from Santa Catalina Monastery, Casa de Moral, and Museo Santury. Iglesia la Merced and Arequipa's Historical Museum are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Arequipa, this hotel is steps from Patio del Ekeko, Casa Ricketts, and Ricketts House. La Mansion del Fundador and Iglesia de San Francisco are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Arequipa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Puente Grau, Museo Histórico Municipal, and Iglesia de San Francisco. Arequipa's Historical Museum and Museo de Arte Virreinal de Santa Teresa are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Arequipa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Iglesia San Juan Batista, Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel, and La Mansión del Fundador. Mario Vargas Llosa Palace and Peruvian Cooking Experience are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Arequipa, this hotel is steps from Casona Editora Peru and Museo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín.
Located in the heart of Arequipa, this bed & breakfast is steps from Casa de Moral, Museo Santury, and Santa Catalina Monastery. Iglesia la Merced and Arequipa's Historical Museum are also within 10 minutes.