Arequipa, in its own quiet way, is Peru’s most beautiful city, and boasts of the county’s most astounding buildings. While a lot of buildings have suffered severe damage from the earthquakes that have hit Arequipa over the years, the city has a done a great job at repairing them. They have been restored to perfection and amount to one of Peru’s best architectural displays.
You’ll feel transported into another world as you take your first step into the Plaza. It is made out of volcanic sillar, giving it its characteristic white color, and has been rebuilt after a couple of devastating earthquakes. The arches catch the eye, framing the plaza and the colorful gardens in the middle. It is a wonderful place to spend an evening, watching the sun set behind Arequipa’s mountains.