Vista del volcán CHACHANI

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AREQUIPA (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾeˈkipa]) is the capital city of the Arequipa Region in southern Peru. With a population of 836,859 it is the second most populous city of the country. Arequipa lies in the Andes mountains, at an altitude of 2,335 meters (7,661 ft) above sea level; the former snow-capped volcano El Misti overlooks the city. The city has many colonial-era Spanish buildings built of sillar, a pearly white volcanic rock, from which it gets the nickname La Ciudad Blanca ("The White City").[1] Reportedly, it first acquired this nickname in the colonial era, because most of its inhabitants were Creole of Iberian descent. The historic centre of Arequipa was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, in recognition of its architecture and historic integrity.

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Comments (5)

~adrzym~ on November 12, 2008

Great shot! Nice colours! voted!

Greetings adam

my contest

Alva Lopez on November 16, 2008

LOVEPERU.COM Visit the white city in Peru: AREQUIPA

supermorboy on June 22, 2009

el volcan de la foto no es el Misti es en realidad el Chachani. Por favor corregir la leyenda. Actually in the picture there is Chachani mountain. Please change the name.

Qechcan13 on December 22, 2011

Volcán apagado. Buena foto al atardecer.

james. f. on December 8, 2012

Beautiful and breathtaking scenery! L!+F! Best regards from united kingdom,James.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 18, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Alva Lopez
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
    • Taken on 2008/10/01 13:50:33
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 21.31mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash