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 …

Keeping it Cultural in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by samandmegan on Jul 22, 2014

2 comments, 7 photos

... interesting.

We arrived early in the morning, dumped our bags at our hostel (our second experience of the ubiquitious Flying Dog chain of hostels in Peru) and went for an early morning walk (and sit) around the Plaza de Armes of Arequipa. Arequipa is known as the 'White City' because of
its distinctive buildings white-washed with volcanic stone called 'sillar'. It was really nice to sit and watch the city come alive and be warmed by the ...

Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Trujillo & Mancora

A travel blog entry by franmullineux on May 28, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... recommendation of our guide we headed to the lowest one which was deserted. It was peaceful and relaxing sitting in the warm water whilst being surrounded by beautiful scenery - a real treat after the long coach journey there! It was a struggle to get out and get changed in the cold weather, but we made it eventually! That evening there was a traditional cultural evening in a local restaurant, which we went to somewhat reluctantly, but actually proved to be quite good! A ...

This Kindle Fire is muerto

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin on May 06, 2014

80 photos

... Fire has finally given up the ghost and refuses to work at all.

After a late start on Thursday, we shopped around for tours of the Colca Canyon – we had, by this time, realised that the best way to see the Canyon was a tour, rather than trying to visit Colca by ourselves – and browsed in the numerous handicraft stores.

Our next stop was the ‘Museo Santuarios Andinos’, part of the local Catholic university. This museum ...

When I was about 7, I wanted to be a nun ...

A travel blog entry by mgr.2013 on Dec 09, 2013

3 comments, 9 photos

... why - a whole village lies behind those walls.

The convent was founded in the late 1500s by a wealthy widow for girls from well-to-do families. Some girls could not be married because their families could not afford the dowry and it is these girls who were sent to the convent. Their parents had to pay a hefty fee and would send servants along with the girls, sometime 5 or 6 ladies in waiting. The young novices were ...


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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