Sillustani Tombs

Following the videos series made by PromPeru, here I present you the most important touristic attractions that you will find in the Southern Circuit of Peru. # 1 Ica Attractions: Nazca Lines National Reserve of Paracas  Huacachina Lagoon – Ica How to get there: Paracas: By bus from Lima: 3 hrs 30 min Ica: By bus from Lima: 5 hrs 30 min Nazca: By bus from Lima: 7 hrs 30 min from Arequipa: 8 hrs 30 min # 2 Arequipa Attractions: Monastery of Santa Catalina: 4 Reasons to…

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…

Yanahuara ViewPoint 2

We recommend you 3 museums that you should not miss in Arequipa. #1 Museum and Convent of la Recoleta The Franciscan monastery was founded in 1648 and opened to the public since 1978. Its architecture is very varied, as it has had to be rebuilt on several occasions by the damage caused by the earthquakes, the current church dates from 1940. It houses the following museums: Archaeological and Anthropological Museum has ceramics, weaving, mummies, and a collection of portraits of the Incas. It also has clothes and various…

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…

Volcano El Misti

The city of Arequipa was founded on August 15, 1540. Today, it is considered Peru’s second largest city by population, and the second most industrialized city. Arequipa is also known as the “White City” for its buildings in ashlar (white stone), it has volcanoes such as the Misti and Chachani; deep canyons such as Cotahuasi and Colca; it also has a well-known cuisine, and many beaches. The main attractions in Arequipa are: Arequipa Cathedral It was built in ashlar in the seventeen century, in a neoclassical style. Santa…

Airplane

Are you wondering how to flight within Peru? Are there any international airlines serving domestic flights? Are there cheap flights or budget airlines in Peru? Well, you are about to discover it now…..  There are 4 airlines that operate domestic flights in Peru, 2 of them are international airlines: Lan and Taca (now Avianca), and the other 2 are local ones: Star Peru and Peruvian Airlines None of these are budget airlines. So, which airline should you choose? Like everything in life, it depends……. on your time, budget,…