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Yanahuara - City Walk Arequipa - Peru

Sporting stone archways and magnificent views of El Misti, the lovely neighborhood of Yanahuara is a great place for a relaxing afternoon stroll. The 18th-century Iglesia San Juan Bautista (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon, 4-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-8 p.m.) is also worth a look. With walls that are nearly two meters thick and an exquisitely carved fa├žade, the church is one of the best examples of mestizo art in Peru. Be sure to check out the carved cherubim, a pre-Hispanic symbol of power that was outlawed in Peru during colonial times. When you've seen enough of the church, hop in a taxi (or walk if you prefer) and head towards the Mirador de Carmen Alto, which has spectacular views of all the nearby volcanoes, Arequipa and an abandoned Spanish sillar quarry.

2 kilometers (1.2 miles) west of downtown Arequipa

Arequipa, Peru

City Walk

Getting There
It is about a 20-minute walk from Arequipa's Plaza de Armas

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

01 May 2012

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