They will pick us up between 14:00 and 14:30 hrs. of our lodging to go to the districts of "Carmen Alto" and "Yanahuara" where we will observe wonderful landscapes of the city surrounded by the volcanoes " Chachani", "Misti" and "Pichu Pichu" ; its beautiful countryside formed by its still preserved pre-Inca terraces and of course the Chili River.
The district of Yanahuara is the next point in our journey, in the main square we have the church of 1750, with a baroque facade, but the most outstanding are the arches that frame beautiful prints of the city and where texts have been recorded with all the philosophy of life and inspiration of the inhabitants of Arequipa. Yanahuara is also a sample of the Colonial Arequipa, has picturesque narrow streets and old and their mansions made in ashlar.
We will return to the historic center to visit the "Santa Catalina Monastery" , which is a sample book of four centuries of Arequipa architecture, the small streets and cloisters full of colorful flowers and walls painted in fresh dyes. The narrow alleys lead to the various parts of the convent that go through picturesque places and places to be and sleep with the original furniture.
We will visit the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful in Peru, the "Jesuit Church of the Company" , which on its beautiful facade announces the so-called mestizo architecture, its cloisters and dome, the Tristán del Pozo mansion.
Note: The dome is closed on Sundays
- Official Tourism Guide
- Tickets to the Convent of Santa Catalina
- Entrances to the dome of the Jesuit Church of the company