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If you would like to know where do they take the materials to build the nice buildings and all the Cathedral this is the place where you must go. The workers they will show you and teach you how do they do it and how...More
The entire tour takes about 5 hours. You can reserve it in any of the local tourist shops. After a 30min ride you arrive in an open quarry (5 soles entry fee) where local craftsmen can show you their art. It’s an amazing place and...More
This is certainly worth a stopover.
You cannot drive yourself. You need a guide.
Once there, people are working to cut / carve blocks out of a huge rock BY hand.
They have tools like hammer, chisel and a iron bar but it must be...More
This was a actually a highlight for us since our son is a geologist. Don't attempt this on your own as the roads there are terrible but our guide took us and having him was a real benefit to us. He translated for us when...More
AMAZING location. We stopped here on a tour, and talked to one of the workers at the sillar, watched him make a block of the white brick, and learned about the history of this special stone in Arequipa. Worth the stop!
We loved this visit away from the turistic crowd. It explains a lot about the splendid constructions of Arequipa and it s also interesting to see the suburbs, where the "real" peruvians live and work. I recommand it for people who have time and want...More