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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.

Location:
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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