During the times of the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru, Arequipa was one of the most important regions of the colonial territory. Its vigorous mining and other methods of exploitation brought wealth to the Spanish empire, which helped them to build the ostentatious capital that we know as Arequipa. By walking through the historic parts of Arequipa, you can sense this history with every step. But don’t stop here: visit the nearby natural areas, such as the Colca Canyon, to sense the great history of this area.
A brief summary of architecture in Arequipa
A strategic setting for trade
Architecture of Arequipa
Into the countryside: Colca Canyon and beyond
Suggestions for visiting the Colca Canyon
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