Arequipa is unquestionably one of the prettiest cities in Peru. Founded in 1540 by the Spanish conquistadors, it is now home to just over one million people, making it the second largest city in Peru after Lima. Arequipa has a distinct look thanks to the white Sillar stone, mined from nearby volcanoes, used in the construction of many of its buildings. For this reason, Arequipa is known as the White City. The city is full of impressive colonial and Republican-era architecture, both in the city center and neighboring districts. And in the distance, you can see the peaks of surrounding volcanoes, most famously Misti, an ever-present reminder of the region’s volcanic activity. During our city tour, you’ll learn more about this fascinating city, one of the most unique urban centers in Peru.
If you like to walk, to get out of monotonous things and get to know the center of the city of Arequipa, a walking tour is your best option. We will visit the church of the Society of Jesus, a very important place in the white city of Arequipa. The church of the Society of Jesus had much preponderance during the time of the viceroyalty in the city as well as other places in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. Within the grounds of this Church are very famous works of art been ke...