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Arequipa Region

Arequipa is a region in southwestern Perú. It is bordered by the Ica, Ayacucho, Apurímac and Cusco regions in the north, the Puno Region in the east, the Moquegua Region in the south and the Pacific Ocean in the west.

Temperature: Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 71°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 75°F.

The warm season lasts from September 7 to October 15 with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is September 30, with an average high of 71°F and low of 49°F.

The cold season lasts from January 27 to March 1 with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is July 15, with an average low of 45°F and high of 69°F.

Arequipa - Perú Time and Temperature

Arequipa weather

Places to visit in Arequipa

Mirador carmen alto

mirador carmen alto
El Mirador is located 6 km from the center of Arequipa. In this haven of peace, we can embelezarnos with the landscape, enjoying a great view of the river valley Chili, joining in the distance with the tutelary volcanoes of the city. Several snowcapped peaks (Apus), mountains and volcanoes like Misti, linking the sky with the banks of the Chili River, Through the characteristic platforms (steps tillage) Incas.

Casa del moral

casa del moral
Is a large ancestral house built around 1730 in Arequipa, Perú. Favored by tourists, it is one of the best and well-preserved samples of baroque-mestizo civil architecture in Perú. The name of the house derives from the emblematic presence of a centennial tree of "moras" (Mulberry) in the center of the main patio of the large house.

Cathedral

cathedral
Is located in the "Plaza de Armas" of the city of Arequipa, province of Arequipa, Perú. It is the most important Catholic church of the city and also of the larger Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arequipa since it is the base of the Archbishop and the Metropolitan Council. The cathedral is also considered one of Perú's most unusual and famous colonial cathedrals since the Spanish conquest.

Barrio de San Lazaro

barrio de san lazaro
Picturesque neighborhood of narrow streets, narrow passages, small squares and large houses, known to be the oldest district of Arequipa and where, it is said, the city was founded. Dominican priests there were established in 1538.

Casa Tristán del pozo

casa tristan del pozo
Located on the first block of Calle San Francisco, the house restored on several occasions has the construction date of 1738. The General Domingo Carlos Tristán del Pozo and his wife Ana Maria Carazas, they bought the lot where the house stands Andrés Rosas and brothers of June 24, 1736.

Museo de arte Contemporario

museo arte contemporario
Permanent exhibition of Peruvian painters from 1900 to the present, some sculptures and photographs. The museum is a mansion surrounded by gardens, located opposite the old railway station, in the area known as the English neighborhood, British style houses that dominate the area.

Colca canyon

colca canyon
When you’re in Arequipa, you can’t miss a trip to Colca Canyon (Cañon del Colca), a stunning natural wonder that’s twice as deep as the USA’s Grand Canyon. This overnight trip is a great way to get there and experience southern Perú’s beautiful highland landscapes, villages and wildlife. You’ll visit a wildlife reserve and admire colonial architecture in two highland villages; see and learn about Andean condors; walk on the base of a volcano; and, of course, enjoy spectacular views of Colca Canyon. Transport and two lunches are included in the tour price but overnight accommodation is not.

Cotahuasi canyon

cotahuasi canyon
The canyon is an impressive chasm that the river has eroded between two enormous mountain massifs: the Coropuna (6,425 m or 21,079 ft ASL) and the Sulimana (6,093 m or 19,990 ft ASL). One extends from spurs of the snow-covered Sulimana to the confluence with the Ocoña river. Cotahuasi Canyon was cut by the Rio Cotahuasi, a tributary of the Rio Ocoña, to a depth of approximately 3354 meters - over twice the depth of the Grand Canyon.

Cuevas de sumbay

cuevas de sumbay
It is within 88 km of the Peruvian city of Arequipa, at a height of 4,127 meters. It has cave paintings dated between 6,000 and 8,000 years old, representing human and animal figures. It is located behind the volcano Misti.Es a city that still lives with Inca cultures as worshiping gods like the sun and rituals. See its great beauty is unmatched ede the road.

Historic center

historic center
The historical center of Arequipa is an example of ornamented architecture, represents a masterpiece of the creative coalition of European and native characteristics. A colonial town challenged by the conditions of nature, the indigenous influences, the conquest process and evangelism as well as for a spectacular natural scenario.

Compañia church

iglesia de la compañia
It is one of the many churches located in the historic center of Arequipa, is located between the Portal of the Municipality and the Portal de Flores. Temple erected by the Company of Jesus in the Peruvian city of Arequipa, it is one of the most outstanding examples of the so-called mestizo architecture.

San agustin church

iglesia de san agustin
Augustinians fathers come to Arequipa in 1572 and two years later founded the convent. Construction began in 1575, but was delayed by several years, and concluding in the seventeenth century. Successively involved in building the architects Nicolas Alonso. Andres Espinoza, Francisco Flores and Juan de Aldana.

San miguel arcangel church

iglesia de san miguel arcangel
In the inner suburb of Cayma you’ll find the eye-catching Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel , dating from 1730. For a tip, the church warden may take you up the small tower, which has panoramic views.

Yanahuara church

iglesia de yanahuara
Called Church of St. John the Baptist Parish or Yanahuara, neoclassical baroque style, located on one side of the square of Yanahuara.

La merced church

iglesia la merced
The Iglesia la Merced in Arequipa was constructed between 1551 and 1607. It was completely built out of sillar, the typical porous white volcanic rock.

Santo domingo church

iglesia santo domingo
Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo. The Dominican order was the first to arrive in Arequipa and for this reason its temple is one of the oldest churches in Arequipa.

Mansion del fundador

mansion del fundador
This 17th-century mansion was once owned by Arequipa’s founder Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, has been restored with original furnishings and paintings, and even has its own chapel. The mansion is in the village of Huasacache, 9km from Arequipa’s city center, most easily reached by taxi (round-trip S20). Local city tours often stop here.

Mirador de yanahuara

mirador de yanahuara
The Yanahuara set of beautiful ashlar arches built in the nineteenth century by the location in which it is located, is a must for all visitors, allowing admire the beautiful white city of Arequipa, with a panoramic view of the three volcanoes (Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu). We can also see written engravings people illustrious city of Arequipa.

Molino de sabandia

molino de sabandia
Located four miles southeast of Arequipa is the Sabandía Mill, built in 1785 as the first mill of its kind in the area. Although the structure fell into a dilapidated state, it was restored in 1973 by architect Luis Felipe Calle, who was so proud of his work that he purchased the building and opened it to visitors.

Santa catalina monastery

monasterio de santa catalina
It was built in 1579 and was enlarged in the 17th century. The over 20,000-square-meter monastery was built predominantly in the Mudéjar style, and is characterized by its vividly painted walls. There are approximately 20 nuns currently living in the northern corner of the complex; the rest of the monastery is open to the public.

Museo universidad santa maria

museo universidad santa maria
This university-run museum has interesting little displays on local excavation sites, as well as some artifacts, including surprisingly well-preserved ancient ceramics. Guided tours are available in Spanish and English; tips are expected.

Petroglifos de toro muerto

petroglifos de toro muerto
Is a collection of ancient petroglyphs in the Peruvian coastal desert, found in the Castilla province in the region Arequipa in Perú. The site contains some 3000 volcanic rocks with petroglyphs dating back to the Wari culture.

San francisco church

san francisco church
The complex contains the Saint Francis church, the convent and a smaller church known as La Tercera Orden (the Third Franciscan Order). What catches the attention inside the church is the bas-relief decorated Baroque pulpit and the silver front of the main altar.

Torre de la recoleta

torre de la recoleta
Founded in 1648, this Franciscan Convent features four cloisters and 11 rooms. The structure represents a range of architectural styles, from Romanesque to Neo-Gothic.

Things to do in Arequipa

Chachani volcano

chachani volcano
Is the highest of the mountains near the city of Arequipa in southern Perú. As a result of the very low precipitation in the Arequipa area, Chachani does not have a permanent ice cap or glaciers. Climbing Chachani is popular, and many tour agencies in Arequipa offer guided trips to the summit, though the altitude is considered highly challenging for those who are not fully acclimatized.

Climbing tours

climbing tours
Do some volcano climbing or downhill biking by visiting El Misti, which stands at 19,101 feet above sea level, or Chachani, the highest of the volcanoes near Arequipa at 19,872 feet. Neither is very technical, although both require some physical fitness due to challenging terrain.

Cooking classes

cooking classes
Enjoy this cooking activity with the best Peruvian recipes. You will prepare a delicious two course Peruvian meal. No experience needed. This is a cultural experience you will take back home to prepare with your beloveds. You will participate actively in cooking and preparing your own meal. In these two hours of fun you can meet new friends and enjoy a great meal with everybody.

Cusipata rafting

cusipata rafting
Experience the gentle waves and exhilarating thrills of the Chili River on a 3-hour white-water rafting trip from Arequipa. With an instructor, you’ll conquer a combination of Class II, III and IV rapids as you admire beautiful Peruvian countryside and appreciate diverse flora and fauna.

Misti volcano

misti volcano
Located in southern Perú near the city of Arequipa. With its seasonally snow-capped, symmetrical cone, Misti stands at 5,822 metres (19,101 ft) above sea level and lies between mount Chachani (6,075 m or 19,931 ft) and Pichu Pichu volcano (5,669 m or 18,599 ft). Its last eruption was in 1985, 198 years after its previous documented eruption.

Horse back riding

hourse tour
Entering the town of Yumina appear the andean terraces from the time of the Incas, where the townspeople still grow their potatoes, mais, carrots, alfalfa and onions. We will see the Yunta and observe the variety of cattle in the area. During the trip you will appreciate the impressive form of the volcanoes El Misti and Chachani, passing by the Outlook of Coripata.

Tours in Arequipa Perú