Arequipa

 

Arequipa is a city in the Southern Coastal region of Peru just below the edge of the Altiplano, at 2380 meters above sea level.

It is nicknamed the ‘white city’ (la ciudad blanca, in Spanish), because many of the buildings in the area are built of sillar, a white stone, quarried from the many volcanoes that surround the city.

It’s Peru’s second most important city (after Lima), and the second most popular among tourists (after Cuzco).

Its historic center is a World Heritage Site

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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Llahuar City

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Llahuar City offers pet-friendly accommodation in Arequipa. Private parking is available on site. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Policlínico Metropolitano is 1. Average score from 395 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$15

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Hotel Charming

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Charming offers pet-friendly accommodation in Yanahuara. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 179 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$32

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Suite Apart Parejas y Ejecutivos

Suite Apart Parejas y Ejecutivos is an apartment set in Arequipa, 1.7 km from Yanahuara Church. The unit is 2.2 km from Umacollo Stadium, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$35

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Hospedaje Cielo Azul

Located in Arequipa, 700 metres from Policlínico Metropolitano, Hospedaje Cielo Azul boasts a sun terrace and views of the mountain. Offering free WiFi throughout the property, Hospedaje Cielo Azul also offers private parking. A TV is featured. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$15

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Hakan Sayri

Situated a 15-minute drive from Arequipa's city centre, Hakan Sayri offers accommodation with free WiFi and a terrace with garden view. Guests are served a complimentary Continental breakfast daily from 07:00 to 10:00. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$40

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Bon Repost Umacollo

Bon Repost Umacollo

Set in Arequipa in the Arequipa Region, 500 metres from Umacollo Stadium, BON REPOS - UMACOLLO features a barbecue and spa centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$21

$219.6
Hotel Yanahuara

Hotel Yanahuara

Located 200 metres from Yanahuara Church in Arequipa, Hotel Yanahuara features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Average score from 197 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$29

$299.6
Casa de Amistad Arequipa

Casa de Amistad Arequipa

Casa de Amistad Arequipa offers accommodation in Arequipa. Guests benefit from terrace. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is offered. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$20

$209.5
El Puente Hotel

El Puente Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, El Puente Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Arequipa, 1 km from Melgar Stadium. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is featured. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$29

$299.3
Hotel Homestay Arequipa

Hotel Homestay Arequipa

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Homestay Arequipa offers accommodation in the district of Selva Alegre in Arequipa, only a 10-minute walk from Selva Alegre's park. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 97 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$20

$208.9
Rene Apartment

Rene Apartment

Rene Apartment offers accommodation in Arequipa. A flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as an iPod docking station are featured. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$30

$308.8
Hotel Herusalen

Hotel Herusalen

Comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi are offered at Hotel Herusalen, only 3 blocks from Arequipa’s main square. A daily American breakfast is served and there is an onsite restaurant providing room service. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$25

$258.5
Hostal Qoyllurwasi

Hostal Qoyllurwasi

Hostal Qoyllurwasi offers accommodation in Arequipa, only 160 metres from the main square. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Hostal Qoyllurwasi features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$30

$308.5
Santa Marta Hotel Boutique

Santa Marta Hotel Boutique

Situated in Arequipa, 300 metres from Policlínico Metropolitano, Santa Marta Hotel Boutique features a terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room includes a TV. Average score from 427 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$34

$348.5
Balcones de San Jerónimo

Balcones de San Jerónimo

Balcones de San Jerónimo is set in Arequipa, 900 metres from Umacollo Stadium. Private parking is available on site. Balcones de San Jerónimo features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 299 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$30

$308.4
Tambo del Solar

Tambo del Solar

Comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi are offered in Arequipa, a 5-minute walk from the town's main square. Santa Catalina Monastery is an 8-minute walk and the bus station is an 8-minute drive. Average score from 364 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$24

 
$248.2
Casablanca Hostal

Casablanca Hostal

Set in Arequipa’s historical quarter, Casablanca offers rooms with colonial style décor and free Wi-Fi. It is across from the town’s main square and a daily continental breakfast is offered. Average score from 56 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$34 - $85

 
$348.1
Hostal Santa Catalina

Hostal Santa Catalina

Featuring free WiFi access, Hostal Santa Catalina offers accommodations in Arequipa. Rooms here are equipped with a TV, bed linen and a shared bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$22

$228.0
Samana Wasi

Samana Wasi

Samana Wasi is located in Arequipa, 300 metres from Policlínico Metropolitano. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Samana Wasi features free WiFi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is provided. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$20

 
$207.9
Hotel Riviera Arequipa

Hotel Riviera Arequipa

Featuring a regional restaurant and a garden, Riviera Palace offers free Wi-Fi and a breakfast buffet in the heart of Arequipa. The city's main square and Cathedral are less than a block away. Average score from 86 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$26

 
$267.9
Helena de Santa María

Helena de Santa María

Offering free Wi-Fi and American Breakfast, Helena de Santa María is a 5-minute drive from Plaza de Armas Square. Laundry service is provided. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$26 - $60

$267.6
Hotel Charming

Hotel Charming

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Charming offers pet-friendly accommodation in Yanahuara. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 179 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$32

$327.4

Highlights:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Bridges

Arequipa has beautiful bridges.  Puente Bolognesi is the closest to the main square. Go there and visit the Tambos (ancient houses rebuilt by the city government and used as apartments). Great experience and good views of El Misti and Chachani. Puente Fierro is an iron bridge designed by Eiffel and still in service. A technological jewel located in Vallecito (10 blocks from main square) and a must for people who love trains and bridges. From the bridge, at golden time (4.00-5.00PM), you can get some of the best pictures from the volcanoes and the city.
Historic Landmarks

World Heritage Site

The historic center of Arequipa represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristics, expressed in the admirable work of colonial masters and Criollo and Indian masons. This combination of influences is illustrated by the city's robust walls, archways and vaults, courtyards and open spaces, and the intricate Baroque decoration of its facades.

Many of the almost 250 colonial buildings entitled as Human Heritage by UNESCO, are close to the main square. Some have been turned into banks, stores, restaurants and departments. This method of preserving the city by finding a practical use for the historical buildings, provides a great experience to the visitor who feels like visiting a living museum.

The Plaza de Armas, the main square of Arequipa, surrounded by buildings made of sillar, a white volcanic stone. Some ancient houses have been refurbished by the local authorities and serve as living museums.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Churches
Natural
Volcanoes

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