Call the White City, Arequipa is located at the foot of the imposing volcano "Misti" and figure crowned with snow, accompanies us throughout the city. The second city in population and economic strength of Peru, Arequipa has a beautiful countryside, bathed in the river Chilli. Visit is necessary because, apart from its beauty, has a warmth to the tourists that is recognized internationally.
|Season||Climate||T min. (ºC)||T max. (ºC)||Humidity|
|dry season (December - March)||Dry||10||21||70%|
|Rainy Season (April - November)||Rainy||7||20||46%|
|Arequipa City||5825 m.a.s.l.|
|Misti Volcano||2335 m.a.s.l.|
The altitude shown in the table are in meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).
According to the latest report of the National Statistics Institute (INEI), Arequipa's population is as follows:
|Arequipa City||844407 people|
|Arequipa Region||115200 people|
Here are some suggestions about how to spend your time in Arequipa:
- While you eat a delicious breakfast in the neighborhood of Characato you can appreciate the beautiful view of the Misti volcano.
- Revive the closure of religious colonial, walking by the corridors of the monastery of St. Catherine.
- See condors flying over breathtaking scenery in the Colca Valley.
- Learn about the system of agriculture Inca and pre-Inca terraces of the Cotahuasi canyon.
Thanks to ashlar which is what they used to build in this city, its churches have special features in the outside view. Visiting them is a duty of every good tourist.
As the second largest city in the country, Arequipa has relevance museums. Some of them are so particularly compelling exclusive visit.
Surrounded by volcanoes and deep canyons, the geography of this part of the country is overwhelming. Take time to stroll through these canyons is essential. Getting to the exact spot where you can see an idyllic landscape is a gift of nature.
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