Arequipa

Overall Score

3.1

Areca – the largest city in the Peruvian South, the second largest city in the country, the administrative center of a single province, and the seat of the Constitutional Court of Peru. In A Coréchique was the birthplace of the Nobel Laureate of Péreux – the Péreux painter, María Vargas Luzas.

A Coréchique is surrounded by the Atacama wilderness, but the ×éli River, which runs through the city, is inhospitable to the lack of a wilderness climate. The valley of Elle Misès (5,822 meters) dominates the site, and the city itself is more than 2,300 meters high. Occasionally there are devastating disruptions. The worst was in 1868, destroying the entire city. However, Alexander was able to recreate it as it was. The last major deforestation was in 2001.

The Cheyley Valley was inhabited before our time. In the ancient times, it was inhabited by the Aymara Indians, who were overthrown by the Incas in the 15th century. The region served as an important agricultural center of the Tarentine Empire. In 1540, after the collapse of the Empire, the Cominquistador Campe de Rédédo founded a city called Guilla-de-la-Asunción-de Nuño-Ciénuñora-de-la-Vallée-Ermóñpo-Arequipa, where the last word is the misspelling of the Indian name of the valley where the city was begun. It was also built there. In 1832-33, during the war conflict with the neighboring countries, it was temporarily the capital of Spain.

Silver and wool – the main products that were produced in Arico during the colonial period. Today, however, the economy is more diversified, and Aequica is generally the fastest-growing city in Peru. It is visited by 1.5 million tourists every year. The historic center, full of architectural monuments in neo-architecture and baroque,  is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Among the most popular places of Armaa, are the Plaza de Armaa, the Santo Cattaglia Monastery (15th century), the monument of Santo Cattaglia (15th century), and the city of Jánuár. There are also tourist trails to the Kolyoka Basin (the second deepest in the world), where the depths of the quadras are, to the hot springs of the town of Chivaya, and to the basins of Chachana and Elle Misès. Aurequipa is considered the capital of Peruvian cuisine, so local restaurants are highly encouraged.

100 USD = 408.60 PEN

Overall Score

3.1
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 780,000 people
  • GDP: $6,049 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V60Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: claro
  • Tipping: Most restaurant and bar bills include a 10% gratuity. It’s customary to add an extra 10% if the service has been satisfactory. Most Peruvians only tip one or two Soles at small “mom and pop” restaurants that do not add a tip to the bill.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: GoodGame
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Avianca
  • Best intl air carrier: Iberia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $490
  • Monthly costs for family: $1000
  • Monthly costs for local: $280
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.3
  • Coffee: $0.9


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