The Tour of La Belle Epoque in Arequipa is a new tourism product that is expected to become an alternative for visitors who want to know the heart of the White City.
This tour consists of a visit to twelve houses that reflect the architectural styles that were introduced in the city in the nineteenth century. It is primarily the art nouveau houses and Art Deco , which began construction in Arequipa with the arrival of European families , mainly British and Italians who were devoted to trade and work on the railroads .
In this tour , which lasts about two hours, the first blocks of the Merchants , Santa Catalina and La Merced street to appreciate the facades of these houses are beautiful tour . The tour also includes a visit to the house -museum of José Villalobos Ampuero , former mayor of Arequipa. This is a Republican plot decorated baroque style that was recently opened to the public .
This tour is already offered by some travel agencies in Arequipa.