Arequipeños are understandably proud of their heritage and the city in which they live; their celebrated colonial home is generously dotted with fine architecture, attractive white sillar stonework, and Arequipa is often cited as the most attractive destination within Peru. The compact historic centre can easily be explored on foot and is bursting with characterful cobbled streets, impressive colonial churches and leafy plazas. The central Plaza de Armas is one of South America’s grandest squares, with a central bronze fountain, an impressive neo-classical Cathedral and arcaded buildings packed with lively restaurants and cafes. Culturally diverse, Arequipa is a fascinating town with a well-educated population and a remarkable ability to prepare mouth-watering local delicacies and specialities! To add to the city’s abundance of charm, the town is surrounded by towering snow-capped volcanoes and a patchwork of undulating countryside.