Religious in Arequipa

Semana Santa

Arequipeños claim that their Semana Santa celebrations leading up to Easter are similar to the very solemn and traditional Spanish observances held in Seville. The Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday proc…
Cultural in Arequipa

Aniversario de Arequipa

The reestablishment of Arequipa by the Spaniards in 1540 is celebrated across the city with street parades, dancing, music, beauty pageants, climbing competitions on El Misti and other energetic events peppered thro…
Religious in Arequipa

Fiesta de la Virgen de Chapi

Arequipa fills up for this festival, celebrated in the Yanahuara district with a procession where an effigy of the Virgin is held aloft.