Arequipa – The “White City”

photo source: wikitravel

In contrary to Nazca, Puno, and Cusco, Arequipa is one of the Spanish and mestizo culture, which were developed in Peru. No Inca artifacts or ruins are found in the city. It is a part of the so called “Southern Peru Tourist Corridor”.

The weather gets warmer in the winter than that in the summer. This city has another name – the “white city” because of its sillar buildings in the area. Sillar is a white stone which was quarried  from the surrounding volcanoes: Misti, Chachani, and PichuPchu.

Embodying abundant indigenous and Spanish colonial cultures, with the 468-year history dating back to the very first day of foundation, cultural architecture (such as Catholic churches, some refurbished ancient houses as living museums) can be seen around the city center and some surrounding areas. It is a UNESCO Human Heritage site.

 

information is collected from various sources on the internet and rewritten by Tuanable

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