Monasterio de Santa Catalina 1

Do you want to know how life in the city of Arequipa was during viceroyalty time?  The Monastery of Santa Catalina illustrates an important aspect of this society. # 1 Historical The Monastery of Santa Catalina was founded in 1579. It is made in sillar, a white volcanic stone, and constitutes the most important exponent of the colonial architecture Arequipa. The continuous earthquakes motivated changes in its structure, turning it to a citadel of special features, where the sisters would build cells and have a cloistered life, isolating…

Volcano El Misti

Are you going to Arequipa? Do you want to know what to visit? Here is a list of the main attractions of the city. The city of Arequipa is located at 2335 m asl in the valley of the Chili river, its weather is relatively dry, the temperature varies between 21 ° C and 10 ° C. From January to March has moderate rainfall. The sun shines almost every day of the year. Arequipa is known as the White City for the colonial buildings of the historic center…