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“Mirador Carmen Alto, Arequipa”
9 Jun 2018
“view of the farmlands”
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The viewpoint is located on the edge of Arequipa about an hour walk from the Plaza de Armas and does give great views across the countryside to the volcanoes that dominate the backdrop to the city. To be honest you don’t need to go as...More

Thank Dakles
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers panoraminc views of Chaltani and Misti. The views are great. Can get crowded but it is a great spot for pictures.

Thank lalithaa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The area is approximately 6 km from Arequipa. From here you can get spectacular views of the farmland countryside as well as inspirational views of several volcano mountain peaks including Misti (5,822 m), Chachani (6,057m) and Pichu Pichu (5,664m).

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Took a taxi from Arequipa centre for 8 soles to go there. The view is nice but not spectacular. There is a bar if you like to drink something and a phone charging point.

Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We got the impression that due too a lack of landmarks and sightseeing hotspots every visiter is put to that place. It has taken longer to enter the crowded parking area then to stay there for the view. We observed that most foreigners did stay...More

Thank enricoBeiWien
Reviewed 9 June 2018

this is essentialy a farm stands overlooking fields adjacent to the river with nice view of the valley. You can stock up on chocolate, tea and other local products and realize where all those tasty vegetables come from

Thank racuch
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The volcano's can be seen from anywhere in Arequipa, this viewpoint gives an overview of the city (not the pretty side of town). Cost 3 soles pp and is very touristic!

Thank Sven_Amsterdam
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I went to this lookout as part of a city bus tour, and there's good news and bad news. The good news: it's a reasonably nice lookout and the view is quite attractive. Unfortunately, the enterprising owners have decided that it is no longer going...More

3  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I have been going to Carmen Alto for years while out dog walking, it's been a good resting spot and the view is lovely. However, new owners have closed it off and are charging an entry fee and have also turned it into a multi...More

1  Thank ChanteEdmonton
Reviewed 4 December 2017

A good place to see the city and it's surroundings over the verdant farmland on the banks of the Chilli River. There is a snack bar there and, I believe, a lengthy zip wire into the valley! We were taken there on a tour bus...More

Thank Ian J
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Fabiano A
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can you please send the question in English ?