begins with the pickup from your hotel located in the historic center of Arequipa to start an incredible excursion around
one of the most beautiful and touristic
cities of Peru. This will be an interesting tour and the order of the visits
could change anytime.
We are going
to visit the Plaza de Armas, one of
the most beautiful in the country and also neighbor of the imposing Cathedral of Arequipa, built in the
seventeenth century and completely rebuilt after several earthquakes. We will
see the Cathedral and the Church Compañía de Jesús (1590),
considered a classic example of the local baroque architecture that keeps
inside a sample exceptional paintings and murals.
will visit the Monastery of Santa
Catalina, an authentic medieval cloister built in 1579 that is still in use
to this day. This mysterious convent was built with ashlar, the main material
of local architecture, and it has an extension of 20 thousand square meters.
The first person who lived here was Maria de Guzman, a woman
who decided to moved there during the construction of the convent after her husband,
Diego Hernandez de Mendoza, passed away. Currently, there are still cloister nuns
living in this fantastic small citadel.
The tour continues with the visit of the wonderful viewpoints of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto
districts to have a panoramic view
of the countryside, and the volcanoes surrounding the city: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu,
without a doubt a fantastic image.
explore the district of Cayma visiting the Plaza Mayor and the Church San Miguel Arcángel de Cayma located in
front of the square. Inside the
church, you will find an anonymous collection of paintings that show the
miracles of the Virgin.
great experience visiting Arequipa and
Santa Catalina, we are going to drop you off at your hotel.