The city of Arequipa is located in the south eastern region of Peru. Because the territory has a coastline and mountains, the weather is varied. Founded in 1540, and as the chronicler Cieza de Leon said, it was "the healthiest and pleasant village of Peru." The city is surrounded by three volcanoes: Misti (5.822 m.a.s.l.), Chachani (6.075 m.a.s.l.) and Pichu Pichu (5.664 m.a.s.l.)
The city of Arequipa, called the "White City" because of the color of its old buildings with ashlar (a white stone of volcanic origin), is a picturesque place that combines the beauty of the green countryside with the imposing presence of volcanoes and glaciers. After Lima, is considered the most important city of Peru..
Area: 2.923,53 km²
Founded: August 15, by Garcí Manuel de Carbajal
Population: 999.291 habitants
The habitant is called: Arequipeño
Time zone: PET UTC-5
Postal code: 04
International Telephone Prefix: +51 54
HOW TO GET THERE?
By plane: Daily flights from Lima (50 min. approx.) and Cusco (30 min. approx.) The airlines are:
By bus: Lima - Arequipa (1.003 km.) lasting approximately 16 hours approx. The carriers are:
WHERE TO STAY?
For reservations, please contact the Travel Agency of the event:
Alistando Maletas S.A.C. / Agencia de Viajes Tour Operadora
Arequipa has a large selection of hotels. The following are hotels and hostels near the event venue, campus of the Catholic University San Pablo (this is just a reference list):