Arequipa – P P P P PERU U U U U

Posted: August 13, 2011 in Peru

whoosh… I feel like an Peruvian already!

The irresistibly sexy city of Arequipa, known as the Ciudad Blanca (White City), is surrounded by some of the wildest terrain in Peru. This is a land of active, snowy volcanoes, high-altitude deserts, thermal hot springs, salt lakes and, last but not least, the world’s deepest canyons.

Let’s get investigating…

On my list of things to see,

1. La Catedral, the cathedral that dominates Arequipa’s main plaza

2. Casa Ricketts was built in 1738, it has served as a seminary, archbishop’s palace, school, home to well-to-do families, and now as a working bank.

3. Casona Library – Universidad Nacional de San Agustín (UNSA) within its 18th-century colonial halls and patios.

4. Monasterio de Santa Catalina

5. Theatre entrance facade

6. Iglesia Saint Augustine

7. Del Moral Mansion

8. Pozo Mansion

9. Iglesia Jesuita off the main plaza, stunning decorative entrance

10.  Iglesia Saint Dominic

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