Festivities in Arequipa
Festivities in Arequipa
The region of Arequipa also has several tourist attractions like: Mirador de Yanahuara, that has written phrases of celebrated personages; Village of Sabandía, with houses in the republican style; Thermal Baths of Yura, known for their therapeutic properties; Caves of Sumbay, rock art with antiquities of 6000 or 8000 years approximately; In addition to the volcanoes Misti, Pichi Pichi, Ampato, Chachani, Coropuna, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca.
Extension: 63,345 km2
The region has a semi-arid and temperate climate. The rainy season starts in January and ends in March.
Semi-arid and temperate
- Maximum temperature
22 ° C
72 ° F
- Minimum Temperature
5 ° C
41 ° F
- Aerial access road
Flights from the cities of Lima (1 hour), Cusco (30 minutes), Juliaca (30 minutes).
Flights from Tacna (30 minutes) Flights from La Paz – Bolivia (Monday – Wednesday and Friday / 40 minutes).
- Land access road
Lima-Arequipa: 1,003 Km
On the South Pan-American Highway (14 hours by car)
Dates in Arequipa
- Carnival Party in Camaná
Until: March 31, 2017
Three days before, the guachanacos (masked riders) walk the streets of the city inviting people to celebrate the carnivals. The central day of the party is the “yunza” or “cortamonte”. On this date you can enjoy the delicious dishes typical of the place.
- Virgen de Chapi
Pilgrimage that crosses the Arequipa desert to venerate La Virgen de la Purificación or Virgen de Chapi. The pilgrims carry stones of different sizes with those that form the apachetas calls, that symbolize the sins of the devotees. In the evenings, the image of the miraculous Virgin that will be in procession is watched with infinite candles. There are also fireworks displays and typical viands are offered.
Location: Chapi (2,420 meters above sea level).
Road: Chapi, 87 km southeast of Arequipa. (3 hours of walking from the area of 7 Toldos).
- Anniversary of Cotahuasi
It is the most important costumbrista festival of the province. There are bullfights, competitions between dance groups and visits are promoted to different attractions of the department.
- Anniversary of the city of Arequipa
For the celebration of the International Fair of Arequipa (located in Cerro Juli), artisan exhibitions in the Fund El Fierro, Festival of Dance-Festivities. On the main day, August 15, a Corso de la Amistad runs through the city.
- Inmaculada Concepcion
On December 8, after the procession, the men dressed in women’s suits to approach the women and the raptors in a unique dance. The festival is a good reason to visit the 16 baroque churches of the Colca Valley, the hot springs of La Calera, the beautiful andenerias of the second deepest canyons in the world and appreciate the wonderful flight of the condor.
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