Historic Arequipa, Peru

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The city of Arequipa was founded by the Spanish in 1540. Right in the historic center of Arequipa is the Plaza de Armas, beautifully framed by 3 volcanoes, the 17th-century neoclassical Basilica Cathedral, and the Iglesia de la Compañia. The nearby Convent (Monasterio) de Santa Catalina was built in 1579. Its spectacular architecture integrates local and colonial styles from the 16th to 19th centuries.

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