Arequipa, known as the White City, for its buildings made of solid ashlar, white stone of volcanic origin; it is one of the most beautiful historic downtowns in our country.
Its Cathedral, Santa Catalina Monastery, almost a small city with streets and plazas, built to lodge girls from noble Spanish families who were prospective nuns; the museum Santuarios Andinos of Santa Maria Catholic University, where the Ampato Lady or Juanita mummy remains, just to mention some of the many places that you may want to visit and are the reason why this city was nominated as cultural legacy of the world. To observe the Misti Volcano, we recommend visiting the Yanahuara balconies and if you have one more day come to visit the Colca Canyon to take pictures of the flying condors. It is an excellent opportunity to taste its exquisite cuisine, one of the most appreciated in the country, dishes like ‘rocoto relleno’, stuffed hot pepper, and ‘chupe de camarones’ which is shrimp soup, are of popular demand.
Arequipa climate is mainly very dry in winter, fall and spring, due to its humidity. It is also semiarid because it’s effective and template precipitation due to its thermal condition.