6 Sights in Arequipa, Peru (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Arequipa, Peru. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Arequipa, Peru.

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1. Nevado Mismi

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Mismi is a 5,597-metre (18,363 ft) mountain peak of volcanic origin in the Chila mountain range in the Andes of Peru. A glacial stream on the Mismi was firmly identified as the most distant source of the Amazon River in 1996; this finding was confirmed in 2001 and again in 2007. This claim has been challenged with three locations for the source of the Amazon identified, depending upon the definition of "source." The waters from Mismi flow into the streams Carhuasanta and Apachita, which flow into the Apurímac River. It is a tributary of the Ucayali which later joins the Marañón to form the Amazon proper.

Wikipedia: Nevado Mismi (EN)

2. Barrio San Lázaro

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In December 2000, UNESCO declared the historical center of Arequipa a World Heritage Site, stating the following:"The historical center of Arequipa is an example of ornamented architecture, represents a masterpiece of the creative coalition of European and native characteristics. A colonial town challenged by the conditions of nature, the indigenous influences, the conquest process and evangelism as well as for a spectacular natural scenario."

Wikipedia: Historic Centre of Arequipa (EN)

3. Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

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The Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa is located in the "Plaza de Armas" of the city of Arequipa, province of Arequipa, Peru. It is the most important Catholic church of the city and also of the larger Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arequipa since it is the base of the archbishop and the metropolitan council. The cathedral is also considered one of Peru's most unusual and famous colonial cathedrals since the Spanish conquest.

Wikipedia: Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa (EN)

4. Casona Tristán de Pozo

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Casona Tristán de Pozo Martin Garcia from Lima, Peru / CC BY 2.0

The Tristán del Pozo House, later the Ricketts House, is a Spanish-era andean baroque house in Arequipa, Peru. The house began construction in 1738 after being commissioned by its first owner, Domingo Carlos Tristán del Pozo, and has gone through several owners, being owned by BBVA Perú since 1974.

Wikipedia: Tristán del Pozo House (EN)

5. Teatro Municipal de Arequipa

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The Municipal Theater of Arequipa is a theater located on Mercaderes Street in the historic center of the city of Arequipa, Peru. Inaugurated on August 15, 1940 in commemoration of the four-hundredth anniversary of the Spanish foundation of this city, it currently has a capacity of 1,058 seats.

Wikipedia: Teatro Municipal de Arequipa (ES), Website

6. Nevado Quehuisha

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Nevado Quehuisha Martin St-Amant (S23678) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Quehuisha, Quehuicha, Queshihua, or Quihuisha is a mountain in the Chila mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,514 metres (18,091 ft) high. It is located in the Arequipa Region, Caylloma Province, Lari District, west of the mountain Mismi.

Wikipedia: Quehuisha (Peru) (EN)


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