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Daily Life Tour of Arequipa (Self Guided), Arequipa

Arequipa is a vibrant city with streets full of life. The city's rich colonial past and colorful traditions make for a fun, exciting visit. The following walking tour will take you to Arequipa’s most popular local spots.
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Daily Life Tour of Arequipa Map

Guide Name: Daily Life Tour of Arequipa
Guide Location: Peru » Arequipa (See other walking tours in Arequipa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: sabrina
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • San Camillo Market
  • Parque Duhamel
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Pasaje de la Catedral
  • Universidad Nacional de San Agustin
  • Calle San Francisco
  • Ary Quepay
San Camillo Market

1) San Camillo Market

Situated in the city center just few minutes away from the main square, San Camillo is Arequipa’s oldest market. Locals prefer to buy food here rather than going to the supermarket. This covered market sells a variety of fruits, vegetables, prepared local foods, flowers and some artwork and crafts. Visit San Camillo Market and experience an authentic slice of Peruvian daily life.
Parque Duhamel

2) Parque Duhamel

Parque Duhamel is a beautiful green park located about a five minute walk from Plaza de Armas. The park contains stunning flowers and has benches for those who want to relax and enjoy the view. Locals often gather here for lunch or to take a daily walk. Here you can see parents having fun with their kids, we well as students, shoppers and workers taking a break from their regular activities.
Plaza de Armas

3) Plaza de Armas (must see)

Many Latin America cities have a central square called Plaza de Armas. The Grand Square of Plaza de Armas is a focal point for Arequipa residents' daily activities. Graceful colonnades, tall palm trees, beautiful flowers and historic buildings all add to the elegant grandeur of the city’s busiest plaza. Here you can observe the hectic hustle and bustle as students, city workers, shoppers and tourists mix.
Pasaje de la Catedral

4) Pasaje de la Catedral

The Pasaje Catedral is an elegant pedestrian alley situated behind the Basilica de Arequipa. Numerous shops and restaurants line the alley, while the charming historic buildings constructed from Arequipa white ashlar stone make this a perfect spot for a daily walk.
Universidad Nacional de San Agustin

5) Universidad Nacional de San Agustin

National University of St Augustin of Arequipa, known locally as Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa is a state-owned university. It is the oldest local state university in Arequipa, and has been in continuous operation since its founding on November 11, 1828.

The university is currently in a process of reform, due to the massive and generalized scandals of corruption involving both authorities and teachers. Strikes are not uncommon, both by teachers and by students. Arequipa's principal stadium — one of the largest in Peru, Estadio de la UNSA — was built and directed by this university.

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Calle San Francisco

6) Calle San Francisco

Calle San Fransisco is a must-visit street in Ariquipa known for its dynamic and vibrant atmosphere. This busy street is full of restaurants, shops and nightclubs, most of which are located in beautiful colonial buildings.
Ary Quepay

7) Ary Quepay

Located in an old colonial house, Ary Quepay is a popular rustic restaurant with an extensive menu that features traditional Peruvian delights. The owners, a friendly husband and wife, love to welcome both regular visitors and tourists. Be sure to try the traditional Arequipeno dinner of grilled guinea pig and peppers stuffed with vegetables. This local restaurant has a relaxing bamboo dining garden. Live folk music can be enjoyed here in the evenings.

Walking Tours in Arequipa, Peru

Create Your Own Walk in Arequipa

Create Your Own Walk in Arequipa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Arequipa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums and Galleries Tour of Arequipa

Museums and Galleries Tour of Arequipa

Arequipa is a popular tourist destination in Peru. This charming city offers a variety of attractions, including fascinating museums and galleries. See everything from mummies and traditional art to historical artifacts and important archeological finds. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Arequipa's best museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Arequipa Religious Walk Tour

Arequipa Religious Walk Tour

Colonists from Spain brought to Peru and Arequipa the power of Catholicism, which is beautifully reflected today in the splendid architectural designs of Arequipa's numerous places of worship. Arequipa’s churches are among the most striking in Peru. Take this self-guided walking tour to explore the city's religious heritage.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Cultural Tour of Arequipa

Cultural Tour of Arequipa

Arequipa's rich colonial past and unforgotten pre-Hispanic traditions make it a popular tourist destination. Full of grandeur and charm, the cultural sights of Arequipa are easily accessible by foot. The following self-guided tour will take you to the city's most popular cultural landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Arequipa Introduction Walk

Arequipa Introduction Walk

Capital of the eponymous region of Peru, Arequipa is a colonial-era city rich in architecture built of the volcanic stone provided by three neighboring volcanoes. The historic downtown area of Arequipa is dominated by Plaza de Armas complete with a plethora of ancient churches located nearby, of which the most notable is the 17th-century Basilica Cathedral. This orientation tour will walk you...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles