Arequipa is the capital city of the Arequipa Region in
southern Peru. With a population of 836,859 it is the second most populous city
of the country. Arequipa lies in the Andes mountains, at an altitude of 2,335
meters (7,661 ft) above sea level; the former snow-capped volcano El Misti
overlooks the city.
The city has many
colonial-era Spanish buildings built of