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Cirqa

  • AREQUIPA HOTEL COURTYARD
  • AREQUIPA HOTEL COURTYARD
  • AREQUIPA HOTEL ROOFTOP
  • AREQUIPA HOTEL BEDROOM
  • AREQUIPA HOTEL BEDROOM
  • AREQUIPA HOTEL BATHROOM
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  • CIRQA 35_11zon
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An exquisite boutique hotel in a restored former monastery right in the heart of Arequipa's historical centre. 

Dating back to 1540 - the year in which Arequipa was founded - Cirqa pays homage to the dedicated way monks would receive travellers. Listed in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux portfolio and located just a block from Arequipa's main square, the hotel is a superb place for discovering the city on foot, and to relax and unwind after a day's exploring.

There are just eleven guest rooms centred around the main terrace, each one stylish and intimate with discreet modern amenities. Cirqa embodies Arequipa's traditional architecture by flaunting its original sillar volcanic rock walls and many original features have been preserved, including ornate arches and vaulted roofs.

The hotel also offers its own restaurant, inspired by the rural Arequipenean picanterías, and its rooftop bar is a wonderful spot for sundowners under the watchful gaze of Misti volcano.

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What our clients say

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    DM, Nottingham
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    CC, Settle
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  • Most memorable experience: “Colca Canyon, Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu without doubt. The journey from Ingapirca to Cuenca was very beautiful.” 

    CR, Truro
  • We really enjoyed the whole trip and found the Peruvian people very friendly and helpful and determined to better themselves and their country.

    SJ, Cambridge
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Carrie Gallagher Travel Expert A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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