Arequipaâ€™s palm tree-lined Plaza de Armas is a popular place for the locals to hang out and spend hours chatting. Tourists pose for photographs with the hundreds of pigeons who also hang out in this park. In the center of the plaza is a three-tier fountain topped by the cityâ€™s symbol: the Tuturutu, a trumpet-playing sprite whoâ€”according to legendâ€”once was winged. The striking square is surrounded on three sides by arched portals: on the east, Portal de Flores; to the south, Portal Municipal; and to the west, Portal San AgustÃn. The north side is dominated by the Catedral, which stretches the entire length of the block. All buildings surrounding it made of pearly white sillar stone.
Calle Santa Catalina and Calle San AgustÃn
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Relative price: Free
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