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Calle Mercaderes

This street has all the well known shopping/fast food. Mcdonalds, starbucks, Bata, etc. If you're... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Houston, Texas
Pretty, and plenty of shopping

Cafes, restaurants, boutiques... this is a good place to go if you want to eat, drink coffee, or do... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Calle Mercaderes, Arequipa 04000, Peru
+51 54 391000
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This street has all the well known shopping/fast food. Mcdonalds, starbucks, Bata, etc. If you're missing the US, this is the street to go real quick. Lots of gift shops and stores here. Nothing to see if you don't want to buy.

Thank jd3sai
Reviewed 5 June 2018

From McDonalds to local cuisine to alpaca sweaters or arts and crafts this is like a downtown Manhattan neighborhood where if you need something you will find it. Great people just dress warm as The city is at alttitude.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is the main drag headed down to the plaza de armas and it has loads of stores and crowds of people all the time. It's not really a tourist place as far as I'm concerned it's just a place to go shopping for groceries...More

Thank Isabel F
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Full of shops of indistinto valué worse visiting to exchange dollars for Soles as that is where you get the best rates and it is reliable.

Thank perezavila1
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Cafes, restaurants, boutiques... this is a good place to go if you want to eat, drink coffee, or do a spot of shopping. Otherwise, there's not much to write home about, though it is in a pretty part of town, with beautiful buildings/architecture. Nice, low-key...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Great Vegetarian Pizza and salad in a outdoor courtyard setting. Very friendly staff and atmosphere.

Thank Hari A
Reviewed 30 November 2017

There you will find shopping centers, coffe shops, is the average pedestrian comercial street. A lot of fast food places some locals and the most foreigners.

Thank Ernesto M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Calle Mercaderes is Arequipa's main pedestrian street. It is full of stores and coffee shops. For shoes shopping, I recommend Ojeda; for sandwiches, La Lucha; for cakes, Capriccio; and for coffee and snacks, Manolo.

Thank Guido C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

One of the pedestrian only streets in the city centre, this is the busiest and boasts the usual tat like McDonalds, Starbucks, KFC, as well as local clothes shops etc. Nice place for a stroll without being run over.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a beautiful street to walk down, as you make your way to the Plaza De Armas and the Arequipa Basilica. There are wonderful shops and restaurants to visit and no cars. It is a very safe and secure area.

Thank MitchMitch52
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