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Canteras de Sillar

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The origen of the city

If you would like to know where do they take the materials to build the nice buildings and all the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Arequipa, Peru
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Great half-day trip

The entire tour takes about 5 hours. You can reserve it in any of the local tourist shops. After a... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

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

5  Thank katharinagood2015
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fascinating place, saw how they mined sillar for building material. It makes beautiful buildings....

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice place to know how did the origin of the stones that make up the structure of the city of Arequipa

1  Thank Filipe D
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

4  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You can learn how are blocks made, you can have the opportunity to break a big block with your own hands!!! nice place...

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

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

1  Thank Crackerjack1954
Reviewed 3 September 2015

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!

1  Thank PolyDeOliveira
Reviewed 28 April 2014

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

7  Thank willem s
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