In December 2000, UNESCO declared the historical center of Arequipa a World Heritage Site, stating the following:
The Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena is a monastery of nuns of the Dominican Second Order, located in Arequipa, Peru.
A lovely church built of ashlar stone in Baroque style. This beauty, rebuilt after being destroyed by an earthquake, looks spectacular.
This church from the 17th century boasts an outstanding front facade and some of the best pictures and altars in the city.
A major church complex from the 16th century with a library and museum filled with excellent colonial paintings and Catholic ornaments.
Beautiful church with religious paintings and carvings, impressive altars and pretty arcades. Feel the history and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Tuck in some of Peruvian traditional food bought in this old food market. What about trying a ceviche?