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Town of Arequipa - Great Attractions (Arequipa, Peru)

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Take a tour of Town of Arequipa in Arequipa, Peru – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

The second largest city in Peru is Arequipa, the capital of the province with the same name.

The current city was founded in 1540 by Spanish conquistadors who came to the area.

Many of the Arequipa's buildings are built from sillar, an amazing building material made from volcanic rock.

These vibrant red walls mark the Santa Catalina Monastery, which was built about forty years after the city's founding.

The white and cream-colored sillar buildings have given it the nickname of "The White City".

Because of its beauty, history, and unique architecture, Arequipa receives the third most visitors of any Peruvian city.