Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page
CIARQ Archaeology of Arequipa Peru (Center for Archaeological Research in Arequipa)
Arequipa, the white city (InfoPeru)
Para ti querida Arequipa... (enrique.rodriguez@interweb.be)(spanish only)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2000
Size of heritage: 167 ha
- Buffer zone: 165 ha

Longitude: -70,467°
Latitude: -15,600°


The historic centre of Arequipa, built in volcanic sillar rock, represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristics, expressed in the admirable work of colonial masters and Criollo and Indian masons. This combination of influences is illustrated by the city's robust walls, archways and vaults, courtyards and open spaces, and the intricate Baroque decoration of its facades.

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