Arequipa, also known as the White City, is completely built out of “sillar” white stone which most of its churches and colonial mansions arebuiltwith.This beautiful citylies on a fertile valley at the base of the impressive Misti Volcano. The historic center of Arequipa was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, in recognition of its architecture and historic integrity.
Located in the southern Peruvian highlands, Arequipa is Peru’s second city in urban, has become the center of economic growth in the south and is one of the most important milk producers in the country.
The historic center of Arequipa is an example of ornamental architecture, representing a masterpiece of the European creative coalition and native characteristics. A colonial village challenged by the conditions of nature, indigenous influence and the process of conquest as well as spectacular natural scenery.