Santa Teresa Monastery with Director Franz Grupp

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Arequipa is easily one of the most charming cities in all of Peru, home to gleaming-white historic buildings made from volcanic ash, sillar, grand religious monasteries, and a rich cultural scene – hosting the annual literary Hay Festival. One of the city’s key attractions is Santa Teresa Monastery, a living-museum where cloistered…

Colca Canyon Churches

colca canyon churches

Among the highlights of visiting the Colca Canyon in southern Peru are majestic condors, adventure activities like trekking, pre-Inca archaeology and terracing, and Colca Canyon churches from the colonial era. For the cultural connoisseur the quaint villages and period buildings are destinations in their own right, and for the outdoor enthusiast they make for delightful…

Lisy Kuon Specialist Guide in Cusco

Aracari offers guests unparalleled insight into Peru’s rich history and culture with our specialists guides – experts in their fields offering unique perspectives and wonderful company. Here we catch up with Lisy Kuon, a true expert on art and history in Cusco, who has been part of the Aracari family for many years. Lisy…

Cusco´s Andean Baroque Route

The Andean Baroque Route is a picturesque half day tour outside the city of Cusco which primarily focuses on churches that belong to the Andean Baroque artistic movement, including the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas often called the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas”. The Andean Baroque Route takes in beautiful…

On Wednesday October 31st the San Pedro de Apóstol de Andahuaylillas church – known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” – was inaugurated after extensive work undertaken by the World Monuments Fund. This church can be visited on Cusco’s Andean Baroque Route. San Pedro de Apóstol de Andahuaylillas church…