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.
The city was built initially with adobe and later with sillar (soft white volcanic rock, pink in some rare cases), which gives Arequipa the title “the White City”. The historic center of Arequipa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it “represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristics, expressed in the admirable work of colonial masters and Criollo and Indian masons. This combination of influences is illustrated by the city’s robust walls, archways and vaults, courtyards and open spaces, and the intricate Baroque decoration of its facades.” (unesco.org).
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