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Arequipa is the second most important city of the Republic of Peru. Its capital and most populated city is central Arequipa.

It is the fifth largest department – behind Loreto, Ucayali, Madre de Dios and Cuzco. It was founded on August 15, 1540.

Arequipa, is important for the commerce and the industry; tourism is also important in Arequipa. The  mines is an important part of its economy, followed by the agriculture and the ports.

This beautiful city is built almost entirely on sillar, a kind of white volcanic stone. This is the reason why Arequipa is called the White City.

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Beautiful beaches of Punta de Bombón, crystal clear water in Caleta Catarindo, Mollendo, Islay, Playa Chira, Camaná.El volcano Misti among others. The most visited places are the Colca valley and its deep Canyon with live cultures: the “Kawanas”, “Kollawas” and the “Ccaccatapay”, that still preserve ancient customs, the petroglyphs of Toro Muerto, the valley and canyon of Cotahuasi . Also, in the city is important the historical center with its famous monastery of Santa Catalina, founded in 1580.

Location: It is located in the south of the country, bordering to the north with Ayacucho, Apurímac and Cuzco, to the east with Puno, to the southeast with Moquegua, to the west with the Pacific Ocean and to the northwest with Ica

[mkdf_section_title title=”Good to Know” title_color=”” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”” margin_bottom=”” title_size=”small”][mkdf_info_items][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Location:” description=”1 152 303 inhabitants in 2007″][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Time zone: ” description=”GMT-5″][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Electricity: ” description=”220 V AC, 60 Hz.”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Visas: ” description=”The most open country in the world, only travelers from India need a visa to enter Peru. (they only need to have the valid passport).”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Climate: ” description=”It has an arid and semi-warm climate. The maximum annual average temperature is 32.2 ° C (89.9 ° F) and the minimum 9.8 ° C (49.6 ° F). Table with the maximum and minimum temperature per month:”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”When to travel to Recife? ” description=”Arequipa can be visited at any time of the year.”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Hotels in Arequipa:” description=”Booking.com”][/mkdf_info_item][mkdf_info_item dest_title=”Fun centers in Arequipa.” description=”There are several bars in Santa Catalina and San Francisco in the central part of the city. Siwara (Santa Catalina 210) is an attractive bar, which is very lively at night. It specializes in beer cocktails, and gives free passes to the Kibosh disc.”][/mkdf_info_item][/mkdf_info_items]