Arequipa is famous for its delicious, local cuisine, colonial charm and beautiful buildings made from the white volcanic stone, “sillar”, earning the name of “The White City”. From the 16th to 18th century, Arequipa flourished under Spanish rule and its location on the silver trade route from Bolivia made it one of the wealthier cities of Peru. Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city, yet it maintains its colonial charm. The Plaza de Armas and the surrounding historical centre are perfect for wandering around. It’s also a great base for exploring the nearby Colca and Cotahuasi Canyons. Visit the Arequipa region in Peru with Valencia Travel Cusco!