Arequipa is located in the south area of the Peru, to 2328 meters of altitude, the city of Arequipa is capital of the department of the same name, it is the second bigger city of the Peru it counts with more than 860,000 inhabitants, it is an excellent place that can visit one another during the whole year. Arequipa is called the City Blanca for its beautiful and traditional ashlar constructions, a type of rock volcanic white color. Arequipa has one of the most beautiful historical centers in the continent reason why it is considered a jewel of the colonial architecture and Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity.
The historical Center of Arequipa shows its colonial architecture excellently conserved and restored, we can see it mainly in its temples and convents. The most grateful is the Monastery of of Santa Catalina of Siena, been founded in 1579, he/she keeps to in their interior beautiful chapels, squares and corridors that conserve the style and original colors of the time.
Arequipa this between the coast and the south mountain of the Peru to the Andes. It contains the snowy pick Ampato (6.288 msnm), Chachani (6.075 msnm) and Misti (5.825 msnm).
Extension: 63.345 km2
CLIMATE: SEMI-ARID AND TEM.MAX 22 C – 72 F MINIMUM 5 C – 41 F
The main one via it is the Highway Pan-American South (Lima – Arequipa). The trip has a duration of 14 hours approx. in bus; 1009 km. of journey.
From the city of Lima there are services interprovinciales of terrestrial transport toward this city.
Arequipa possesses a perfect air communication with different regions of the Peru. Flights air newspapers exist from Lima toward the airport Alfredo Chávez Ballón (1 hour of duration approximately); this airport 25 min is located. of the city of Arequipa.
Connections also exist with other regions of the country, among them we have:
Cusco (30 minutes aprox).
Tacna (30 minute aprox).
Juliaca (30 minutes aprox).
Also, flights programmed Bolivia exist (The Peace and Santa Cruz), and Chile (Arica, Iquique and Santiago).
The airlines: Lan Airlines, Peruvian Airlines, Taca International, offers daily flights.
This region has a wide rail net that unites the ciuades of Arequipa – Juliaca – Puno – Cuzco.
The city of Arequipa possesses an exquisite and varied gastronomy, which has given great fame at national and international level. To know this beautiful city and to prove their most famous typical plates is an unforgettable experience, of for sure it will delight their most demanding palate.
Among the main typical plates we have: