El Cabildo

M. Ugarteche 411, Arequipa, Peru | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by kerriegee


... again soon enough, plus there was a guy taking forever in the one and only bathroom. After check out we went to buy bus tickets to Cusco for that night, 8:30pm and then wandered into town. We wanted to go back to the museum to see the frozen girl, Juanita. Juanita was a human sacrifice found at the top of Ampatu volcano by a researcher. He was only able to climb to the sumitro because a nearby volcano was erupting and it melted the snow on Ampatu. The girl was ...

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

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde


... this has given visitors the opportunity to get a feel for what daily life was like.

During it's heyday, this wasn't your typical monestary where abstinence ruled, oh no, these ladies bent a few rules. For 300 years, after it was founded at the end of the 16th Century, little heed was paid to the vows of poverty and silence and although the women served as cloistered nuns, never to return to their families, life inside the convent wasn't quite ...

Arequipa, the “White City”

A travel blog entry by dimps99


... legal in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador but is illegal in the United States … blah blah.And before you ask: no, I didn't bring home any coca leaves!

After booking into my hotel I took a leisurely afternoon stroll around Arequipa, and later decided on having a typical Peruvian meal at the Zig Zag restaurant (as recommended by Betty) a few blocks away from the hotel. I opted for a “triple steak” – llama, beef, and pork – ...

The white city

A travel blog entry by minicooper


... We ate lunch in a beautiful restaurant recommended by Lonely Planet, Sol de Mayo, where we ate outside, and there was a band playing traditional music. After lunch we just walked around the city's streets and hidden plazas. In the evening we visited the Monasterio de Santa Catalina, a huge convent that is almost like a city within a city and is still partially used today. There are small streets that resemble Andalucian streets. At it's most busy the convent housed ...

Arequipa and the city within a city

A travel blog entry by jowhiting


... chose birds because of the fabulous ones they had seen when they first arrived in Paraguay.

Our next destination was the Monasterio de Santa Catalina which had to the highlight of any tour to Arequipa. It is a monastery of nuns of the Dominican Second Order built in 1579 and it takes up a whole block of the city. It is known as a city within the city. Nowadays there are only about 20 nuns left and most of the monastery is open to ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on M. Ugarteche 411, Arequipa, is near Colca Canyon, La Compañia and cloisters, San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery, and Casa del Moral.
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