El Balcon Hostal Turistico

Garcia Calderon 202, Arequipa, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa


A travel blog entry by kerriegee


... to find something else to wash away the flavours and we found papas relleno, stuffed potato. It was really good and super cheap, about 50c. We continued to wander around the city taking in the sights and sounds of the lovely Arequipa. Later in the afternoon we went back to the hostel for a nap. We have both been a little ill the last week. Our last in town and we decided to take our time packing our things and enjoying some time in a private room because we will have ...

Raw fish and citrus fruit...Gill-ty!!!

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde


... prize for Arequipa's most impressive sight is the Monasterio de Santa Catalina, the convent for the city's nuns. The monastery occupies an entire block, it's essential a 20,000m sq citadel (a fortress if you will) and has a maze like structure, filled with picturesque plazas, a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, living quarters, kitchens and original religious art. The many buildings and courtyards maintain the colour and verve of yesterday year. ...

Arequipa, the “White City”

A travel blog entry by dimps99


... between 1595 and 1698 with materials sourced from the nearby Misti volcano).

Betty also took me around the large open market, incredibly tidy and well organised, where we saw many varieties of potatoes (in Peru you can find more than 3,800 types - they differ in size, shape, colour, skin, pulp, texture and taste) and coca tea leaves. Now, the leaves of the coca plant contain alkoloids which are the source for cocaine base .. blah blah .. coca ...

The white city

A travel blog entry by minicooper


We arrived in Arequipa in the morning to blue skies and bright sunshine which made the white buildings of the city, white due to them being built from the volcanic rock, even more striking. We walked a little around the city, trying to avoid the "paro" a strike/protest that was marching around the streets, though at one point they did seem to be surrounding us in the main square! A few of us walked up to Yuanhuaca, a small barrio (suburb) and mirador (viewpoint) over ...

Arequipa and the city within a city

A travel blog entry by jowhiting


... Pope and the King of Spain both of whom despised them. The church when built was the closest to the square and so upset the other churches in the area. The exterior is beautiful and in the ornate decorations the Indians who help build it managed to secretly incorporate Inca designs including a puma, snake and condor. Inside there was a lovely little side chapel decorated with beautiful bird murals painted by artists of the Cusco School. It is though ...

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This hotel, located on Garcia Calderon 202, Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, La Compañia and cloisters, La Iberica Chocolate Shop, and Carlos Zarate Adventures.
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