Arequipa, Peru Travel Guide

The old part of town Peru

Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city, despite the fact that the capital Lima is ten times as large. The city was built as a Spanish colonial seat, founded by the Spaniards on August 15, 1540. To this day, the city’s origins are celebrated with a week-long festival. For the Peruvians, the city has a very special architectural significance. In the year 1868, the city was destroyed during a violent earthquake,…

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