Cathedral of Arequipa, the White City
CaÃ±Ã³n del Colca
Located at the slopes of the western mountain range of the Andes and at the foot of the Misti volcano, Arequipa (2.350 meters above sea level), is a beautiful city with big houses, temples and monasteries constructed in sillar, a white volcanic petrified lava material that, when illuminated by the Sun, produces a beautiful brightness that gave Arequipa the name of â€œThe White City”.
These constructions build in the Historical Center of Arequipa are as well surrounded by towns inhabited by farmers who still use the platforms (andenes) of the preinca`s time for their agricultural duties.
It is important to point out that in the region of Arequipa , there are two of the deepest canyons of the world: Cotahuasi and Colca.
Arequipa celebrates its anniversary of foundation the 15 th of August. Please visit our website and take a look at the tours that we have designed especially for you within this wonderful destination.