Plaza de Armas Arequipa

plaza de armas arequipa

While traveling in Latin American countries, it is very common to see Plazas with water fountain at the middle part and a Church around it.

Plaza de Armas of Arequipa is a must to be visited by all people while being in here, it has very nice portals, a beatiful gothic Cathedral adn a bronze water foutain, all of them designed by europeans and built by indigenious people at colonial and republiccan times.


Portals of Plaza de Armas

The main Plaza has three big portals that previously where town hall of Arequipa functioned in the colonial era and from the Republican era does the municipality of Arequipa. The portals have a Neo-Renaissance architecture and are made of granite and some ashlar sotones.

Pileta – Water Fountain

All our beatifull  Plazas must have Water fountains as our cities Plazas, Colisseoums, Streets, Avenues, Stadiums and etc, we got this sort of biuldings since we have learnt mainly from the Romans and the Greeks so did the Spaniards as well. Right at the center of the square, there is a bronze fountain with a sculpture made of bronze of a pixie with a trumpet, it is said that he once had wings, but over the years he lost, this sculpture is called Tuturutu. There is a myth that depicts a soldier of XVI century. The source closest to the character at hand is the priest and historian Ventura Travada and Cordova, who in his book: “The floor of Arequipa become Heaven” tells us about it: “corónala (referring to the stack) an angel for fame , by whose mouth water rises in a high tuft”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Entradas Recientes

Free walking tour, the new tourism trend, to which many tourists join

All about free walking tours: “a trend that attracts many tourists”

The free walking tour is a tourist service that today has become a trend that attracts millions of tourists. Born in the streets of Berlin

Conoce el origen del famoso Free walking tour (tour gratuito a pie)

El origen del famoso free walking tour, comenzó en las calles de Alemania en el año 2004 con el único objetivo de ofrecer un buen

pachamama la madre tierra

El culto a la Pachamama Diosa de la fertilidad y creadora divina

Los incas le tenían mucho respeto por la tierra por lo que realizaban el culto a la Pachamama diosa de la fertilidad y creadora divina

ollantaytambo cusco peru

Ollantaytambo has an incredible Inca architecture

Ollantaytambo is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Cusco, an ancient Inca city full of history and mysteries for the incredible Inca architecture that

cmida arequipeña del peru

Arequipa has an excellent culinary specialty

Between the coasts of Peru, within a friendly and welcoming crowd; is the white city of Arequipa, a place where everyone who visits it will

piedra de 12 angulos del cusco

The stone of the 12 Angles: “A sample of the great Inca ingenuity”

Cusco was the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire, where the Incas made civil, military and religious constructions. There are still many copies of Inca architecture,