Peru 🇵🇪 - Arequipa

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Tips 👏

  • Second biggest city of Peru, very pretty and similar to Sucre.
  • Still high with 2300m, but way lower than Puno.

🏠 Accommodation

We stayed at Hoteles Gutiérrez Mansión. Pretty ok with big room, but on-going building work so very dusty and noisy all day.

🚲 Getting there

We arrived by the tour from Colca Canyon.

⏱ Duration

We stayed two nights and felt that was enough.

A walk in the city 🚶

We started our day with calm by walking to the Plaza de Armas. Most probably the highlight of the city, where we saw a beautiful square and the city cathedral.

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After lunch, we went to visit the Museo Santuario Andino, where we saw the mummy of Juanita, a girl which was conserved in the ice for around 500 years. From the museum, we’ve headed to the San Camillo Market before grabbing a cab to the Mirador de Yanahuara to watch the wonderful view of the city with El Misti, a volcano of more than 5000 meters.

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Seeing the sunset getting closer, we went back to the Plaza de Armas, and went to Waya Rooftop Bar to admire the evening view. A bit tipsy after few cocktails, we went to score good pizza at Las Gringas before getting some rest!

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