A favorite of those seeking adventure tours, and offering a full range of trekking, climbing and mountain-biking options. A major...
Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Even if you’re overdosed on colonial edifices, this convent shouldn’t be missed. Occupying a whole block and guarded by imposing high...
Carlos Zárate Adventures
This highly professional company was founded in 1954 by Carlos Zárate, the great-grandfather of climbing in Arequipa. One of Zárate's...
Café Art Montréal
This smoky, intimate little bar with live bands playing on a stage at the back would be equally at home as a bohemian student hangout on...
All the essential components of a great cafe – food, setting, service, ambience – come together at Crepisimo in the French cultural...
Santa Catalina 210 · interesting places nearby
Peru’s most famous chef, Gastón Acurio owns this wildly experimental place where the menu never veers far from Peru’s Inca-Spanish roots. River prawns are a highlight in season (April to December), but Acurio prepares Peruvian staples with equal panache, along with tender alpaca burgers and earthy pastas.
Try the tacu-tacu (a Peruvian fusion dish of rice, beans and a protein), lomo saltado (strips of beef stir-fried with onions, tomatoes, potatoes and chili), or ceviche. Like many ‘celeb’ places, Chicha divides opinion between food snobs and purists. Step inside its fine colonial interior and join the debate.