The historic center of Arequipa, Peru is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its history, scenery and cultural sites make it a popular destination and with good reason. The scenery is spectacular with the snow-covered volcanoes and the Andes mountains surrounding the city. With an mix of interesting architectural styles and an easily walkable historic district, it’s a fascinating city to explore.
Arguably the main square of Arequipa, the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by buildings made of a white volcanic stone is likely to be the main tourist attraction. A short distance away, I also recommend visiting the Santa Catalina Monastery if you have time.