We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Historic Centre of Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 46.50*
and up
Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
More Info
USD 43.00*
and up
Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful city” (27 reviews)
“white city” (21 reviews)
“the main square” (18 reviews)
Arequipa, Peru
Write a ReviewReviews (1,597)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I was delighted by the tour of the historic center of Arequipa, I was excited about El Misti and the Alps. It is a pity that Arequipa is not the capital of Peru.

Thank ruzha2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

very nice centre , old buildings converted to modern purposes like banks, restaurants, cafes. Churches and monasteries

Thank Elphax
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing and nice view of the Street. I like the Stone pavement, the clasic colonial building. The material are very particular. I hope the gobernor keep the mantaining and coserve those.

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

There are many hidden places hidden in Arequipa, just walk around the downtown area and visit the Tambos (old traditional houses where many families live to present days) walk through San Lazaro neighbohood. I hope you find the church which highest point is at the...More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 30 November 2017

You will find a lot of historical building and houses also museums, restaurants, coffe shops and travel agencies.

Thank selern
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Arenquipa's old centre is one of the most beautiful centre in Peru....Lot's of things to see, shops and restaurants...we regarded we stayed only two days....

Thank Evon P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

By day and especially by night, this Plaza looks like the living room for the citizens of Arequipa. There is so much activity that it is a great place to watch families and people of all age interact with each other. There are also several...More

Thank imtravelready
Reviewed 18 November 2017

One of the best places in Peru, the colonial centre of town with its beautiful buildings and colonades is a stark contrast to the chaotic unplanned and un managed development of the surrounding newer suberbs

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Strong Spanish influence in thd design of Arequipa. Cobble stone streets still as ghey were. A square in typical colonial style wi t h a church on one side, govt on th edd other snd army barracks now commercisl stores and restaurants. This is a...More

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area of Arequipa. Gorgeous shops and some really sweet restaurants and cafes (all pretty cheap). If you're in Arequipa these streets are a must see! We stayed in a hostel here and it was without a doubt the best decision to move there.

Thank Olivia S
Nearby HotelsSee all 103 hotels in Arequipa
Los Tambos
1,145 reviews
.15 km away
Casa de Avila - For Travellers
646 reviews
.59 km away
Tierra Viva Arequipa Plaza Hotel
727 reviews
.26 km away
Las Torres de Ugarte
527 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Lucha
361 reviews
.09 km away
Cafeteria Restaurante Capriccio
256 reviews
.10 km away
61 reviews
.08 km away
280 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Plaza de Armas
3,023 reviews
.03 km away
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
494 reviews
.16 km away
Cathedral of Arequipa Museum
877 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Historic Centre of Arequipa staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines