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Historic Centre of Arequipa
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Historic Centre of Arequipa

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Peru
Description:
The historic centre of Arequipa, built in volcanic sillar rock, 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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Historic Centre of Arequipa", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.