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Sillar Route and Center historic in Arequipa

This tour is unique because you can get to know the center of the city, you will be informed of its creation, the guide will give details of its foundation and how is the beginning of the city in relation to the ashlar, this stone originating from volcanic tufo. After that we will have an excursion to the same quarries where they extract by hand and there are some carvings so they can have the photos of the memory. After that we will visit the shingles canyon, of pink ashlar, virgin ashlar cannon where many good photos can also be taken.

The duration is 4 hours and you can really know the importance of Sillar in Arequipa and how it has marked the history of the city of Arequipa.

per adult from




3 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    What's excluded :
    • Ticket entrance to the place 5 soles or 2 dollars
    • Optional tips to Sillar workers and the guide
    • Entry/Admission - Canteras de sillar Añashuayco
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Plaza de Armas, Arequipa Peru

    We can briefly know with the guide the history of the Arequipa Foundation, the construction of the cathedral and its facade.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Plaza de Armas, Arequipa Peru

    We will know the cloisters of the Company, Sillar-based constructions with artistic headdresses of the time.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tristan del Pozo (Continental Bank Exhibition Gallery), Calle San Francisco 108, Arequipa Peru

    We will know another of the Sillar constructions printed with colonial art from the city of Arequipa.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Canteras de sillar Añashuayco, Cerro Colorado District 04017, Peru

    The quarries of Añashuayco, one of the 17 quarries in the city of Arequipa where the ashlar is still extracted, we will learn from the ancient techniques in addition to some carvings made for the benefit of the same stonecutters and workers of the ashlar. Here the income is paid 5 soles.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Uchumayo District, Peru

    Here we can see a canyon formed of virgin pink ashlar, tracing the origin as the first quarries of ashlar emerged before being worked. A wonderful road called Culebrillas road due to the snake shape.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Plaza de Armas Arequipa, Arequipa 04001, Peru
    Return Detail :
    Grifo Primax (E.S La Marina), Av La Marina, Arequipa 04001, Peru
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by VIAJES POR PERU

Activity ID: V-198838P12

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