Saturday, 7 June 2014


Arequipa is a big cosmopolitan city of a million people. We were grateful to be staying in a lovely old hotel, the Plaza Residence right on the main square. This hotel was apparently an old spanish castle, and they have kept much of the old furniture and decor.

We took it pretty easy for the day, doing some last minute shopping, enjoying some funky coffee shops, and relaxing in the square.

We even got to watch a parade of seniors carrying banners. It looked like they were protesting something but we couldn't tell what.
Every square has a beautiful old church, and this one is no exception.
Relaxing in the square

After supper we explored a little further, enjoying some of the beautiful colonial buildings. According to one of our guides, the high doors are because they used to let the horses and carriages into the courtyard this way.

The church at beautiful!


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