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The Sillar Route

Created with Sketch. City of Arequipa, Culebrillas ravine and The church of the Society of Jesus
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Duration

4 hours

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English, Spanish

Overview

The Sillar Route is a journey full of history, living culture and adventure. Discover why Arequipa is also known by the name of "The White City", since when in Arequipa we have been using Sillar as a construction material for houses, churches and mansions. Find out about the extraction of... More

The Sillar Route is a journey full of history, living culture and adventure. Discover why Arequipa is also known by the name of “The White City”, since when in Arequipa we have been using Sillar as a construction material for houses, churches and mansions. Find out about the extraction of this stone called Ignimbrite, how the ashlars are formed and meet one of the stonemasons who work hard day by day and carry a tradition that goes from generation to generation. Take impressive photographs in the ashlar quarries, impressive landscapes that we only have in this part of Peru.

Book our Ruta del Sillar tour and enjoy a tour full of a lot of history, living culture and adventure.

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The historic center of the city of Arequipa

We will pick you up at the agreed time to go to the northern part of the city approximately 30 minutes and we will visit the volcanic stone quarries, transporting us to the origins and the way in which the historic center of the city of Arequipa was built.

Culebrillas ravine

We will visit the enigmatic Culebrillas ravine, an imposing virgin quarry on a narrow path formed by the erosion of water and wind over time. In addition to experiencing sensations of majesty and mystery, we can find petroglyphs.

Visit quarries currently in operation

We will also visit quarries in current exploitation and we will observe live the ancestral process of extraction of larger blocks and carving of ashlar that the stonemasons carry out with simple tools such as the bar, the rope and the chisel.

The church of the Society of Jesus

We will be surprised to see how hard-working teachers carve the front of the church of the Society of Jesus on a cliff, demonstrating singular skill and dexterity.
After the service they are left at their hotel or if they wish in the city center or nearby restaurant.

Included/Excluded

  • Tourist transport.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Official tourist guide.
  • Entrance S/5.00

Durations

3 – 5 hours
4 hours
5 – 7 hours

Languages

English
Spanish

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. City of Arequipa, Culebrillas ravine and The church of the Society of Jesus

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