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Anniversary of the Foundation of Arequipa

The Arequipa region, also known as The White City, was founded by the Spaniards in the year 1540. Every August 15, our Arequipa brothers celebrate with pride and fervor one more year of its foundation.

The celebrations and activities begin with a week in advance, in which the residents and tourists live and enjoy fun parades where the main streets of the city are traveled. 

Likewise, craft fairs and a Sillar artisan contest are held, visitors will have the possibility to learn about the culture and traditions of Arequipa.

The majestic White City has a great historical legacy and captivates travelers through its amazing architecture; regional cuisine presents ancestral techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Some of the most representative and traditional dishes are the Shrimp Soup, Rocoto Stuffed, and Ocopa; on the side of desserts we have the popular ice cream cheese.

The most prominent tourist attractions in the region are those that are part of the Historic Center such as the Plaza de Armas de Arequipa, Cathedral, the imposing Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena, Recoleta Convent, Church and Cloister of the Society of Jesus, among others.

On the outskirts of the city and very close to the volcanoes of Ampato and Sabancaya, is the imposing Colca Canyon or also called “Valley Fire”, which is considered the deepest in the world with a depth of 4160 meters. The canyon belongs to the Colca Valley where you can perform different activities such as trekking, boating, mountain climbing and others.

Source: Peru Travel

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