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Things to do in Arequipa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place of Worship
“Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) located two blocks from the Cathedral. Takes less than 15 min. by taxi (cost: S/ 6.00 soles or $ 1.80 USD) Monasterio de Santa Catalina. Ubicada a menos de 15 minutos en taxi (costo del taxi : S/ 6.00 soles)”
  • 30 locals recommend
Establishment
“El centro de la ciudad donde se ubica la catedral. It´s the center of the town, the cathedral is there.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“TURISTICO: atencion y decoración especial. Los meseros usan trajes típicos de la ciudad, además la decoración te permite conocer de cerca la cocina tradicional. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Highly recommended and famous dance club that also has a bar and good music. Discoteca recomendada que cuenta con bar y pista de baile.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful plaza to take in the view and some "queso helado" typical Arequipa ice cream.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“"El mirador de yanahuara" is one of the most famous places in Arequipa where you can have a nice view of the Misti volcano and on weekends on the corner you can find typical desserts.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Premise
“Es uno de los mejores centros comerciales de la ciudad, tiene un supermercado, numerosas tiendas de ropa, cine, gym, y los restaurantes mas populares de la ciudad. A 3 minutos del departamento. It is one of the best shopping centers in the city, it has a supermarket, numerous clothing stores, cinema, gym, and the most popular restaurants in the c”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Tiene un ambiente turístico, con vistas y ofrecen una carta variada de bebidas.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Encuentran variedad de buenos restaurantes, supermercados, bancos, cines, farmacias, tiendas de ropa, cafeterías, heladerías etc.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“After so many years this place still offers traditional food preserving its own style. Several generations have come here in order to remember original flavors from Arequipa. Highly recommendable. Vegetarians have less options. Quite understandable in most of the country. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Porque puedes encontrar lo que requieres en poco tiempo y esta cerca de casa ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“PORQUE SE PODRA APRECIAR LA CULTURA PERUANA,CONSTUMBRES DE NUESTRO ANTIGUO PERU ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Real Arequipa culture ! Get a sandwhich and a juice of exotic fruit, you will understand why peruvian cuisine is so important al all levels of societiy, now one of the 3 top world cuisine.!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“One of the most renowned restaurants famous for offering delicious typical food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is an Argentinian restaurant owned by an Argentinian couple that moved to Peru many moons ago. You know Argentinian are famous for their meats. If you like grilled meats this is the place to go. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Real Plaza es un mall moderno y ofrece tiendas de ropa, restaurantes y un cine. Ademas hay una discoteca, Aura, en el mal que esta abierto los días jueves, viernes y sábado. En estas tiendas encuentras ropa europea y puedes pasar una tarde tranquila de shopping.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“TURISTICO: atencion y decoración especial. Los meseros usan trajes típicos de la ciudad, además la decoración te permite conocer de cerca la cocina tradicional. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“After so many years this place still offers traditional food preserving its own style. Several generations have come here in order to remember original flavors from Arequipa. Highly recommendable. Vegetarians have less options. Quite understandable in most of the country. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
“One of the most renowned restaurants famous for offering delicious typical food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is an Argentinian restaurant owned by an Argentinian couple that moved to Peru many moons ago. You know Argentinian are famous for their meats. If you like grilled meats this is the place to go. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buena comida y buen vino. Ubicado en el centro. Good food and good wine. In the center of the city.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great typical food from the region and rest of Peru, also live music and green gardens. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Buen ambiente, buena comida, hay música en vivo y el lugar es especial: una casona antigua puesta en valor con muy buen gusto.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend

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