Historic Centre of Arequipa World Heritage Site

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Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cathedral of Arequipa
LocationArequipa, Arequipa Province, Arequipa Region, Peru
CriteriaCultural: (i), (iv)
Inscription2000 (24th session)
Area166.52 ha (411.5 acres)
Buffer zone165.47 ha (408.9 acres)
Coordinates16°24′S 71°32′W / 16.400°S 71.533°W / -16.400; -71.533Coordinates: 16°24′S 71°32′W / 16.400°S 71.533°W / -16.400; -71.533
Historic Centre of Arequipa is located in Peru
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Location of Historic Centre of Arequipa in Peru

In December 2000, UNESCO declared the historical center of Arequipa a World Heritage Site, stating the following:

"The historical center of Arequipa is an example of ornamented architecture, represents a masterpiece of the creative coalition of European and native characteristics. A colonial town challenged by the conditions of nature, the indigenous influences, the conquest process and evangelism as well as for a spectacular natural scenario."
Map of the historical centre

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  • Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
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  • Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena, Arequipa
  • National University of Saint Augustine
  • Catholic University of Santa María
  • Arequipa Province

    Province in Arequipa, Peru

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    Stadium in Peru

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