Plaza de Armas
Lonely Planet review
Arequipa’s main plaza, unblemished by modern interferences (save for the ubiquitous honking taxis) is a museum of the city’s sillar architecture – white, muscular and aesthetically unique. Impressive colonnaded balconies line three sides. The fourth is given over to Peru’s widest cathedral, a humungous edifice with two soaring towers. Even this is dwarfed by the duel snow-capped sentinels of El Misto and Chanchani, both visible from various points in the central park.