El Solar de la Macarena

Calle Jerusalen 531, Arequipa, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Visit to convent

A travel blog entry by lizandpaul on Oct 14, 2013


Arequipa what a lovely place so full of history. The scenary is breath taking with the whole area being surrounded by towering volcanoes which are still active with the last eruption being around 50 years ago. We learnt that there was an earthquke just a week before we arrived and such events are common place. We made a visit to a Convent that is …

Zig Zag

A travel blog entry by kirstinf


... tourist baloney. It was a spectacle for the senses; a traditional market with a row for the meat butchers, for the fishmongers, for the fruit vendors, for the vegetable vendors, and bread etc. The colours were beautiful and the vendors were all traditionally dressed. It would have made an amazing photo except I was too scared that people would start asking for a tip! It's very much the culture here in Peru that you tip for everything; if you want to use the toilet - you tip, ...

Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Trujillo & Mancora

A travel blog entry by franmullineux


... Trujillo is proud of its military background and was the first city in Peru to declare independence from Spain in 1820. I spent the rest of the day doing a tour in the area around Trujillo. First of all we went to the Huacas del Sol y del Luna (Huacas of the Sun and Moon), which date from the Moche period. The Huaca del Luna consists of seven different pyramids within one, each built 100 years after the previous one and enclosing it entirely, with the result that you ...

Architectural Arequipa and Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by lizemma10


... 30 minutes into the climb the sun started to rise and the outstanding views around us of mountains and the canyon blew us away. The incline was a tough rubbly path with the occassional mule passing us. Liz continusouly looking up saying we were almost at the top until we turned a corner and the top being further away than first thought. 2 and a half hours later we reached the top with amazing views we still had the energy to do the token jumping picture. A short walk took us to the ...

Reality of Life

A travel blog entry by burkley


... been a big day but we still wanted to visit the Saint Catalina monastery. The monastery was set up by a rich Spanish widow who invited other wealthy ladies to join and it became a city within Arequipa with its own walls and fully functioning community services. It was private up to 1970 before it was opened to the public and still functions to this day. On Tuesday and Thursday nights you can visit into the evening and it had such an atmosphere where all the streets were lit, ...


This hostel, located on Calle Jerusalen 531, Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, La Compañia and cloisters, Casa del Moral, and La Iberica Chocolate Shop.
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