Arequipa, Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru

At a Glance

  • Converted 16th Century building with original high vaulted ceilings

  • Just 11 guestrooms, each in keeping with the style of the property
  • Member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotel portfolio

  • Beautiful central patio area with firepits, seating and a plunge pool
  • WiFi hotspots available to all guests so you can stay connected as you explore Arequipa

  • Fantastic location within easy walking distance of the main plaza
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The dry season from June to September may be the best time to visit Arequipa. However, Arequipa enjoys over 300 days of sunny blue skies per year so you can visit and enjoy the many activities and sightseeing opportunities of the city and its surroundings all year long. Make sure to bring some warm clothes as the nights can be rather cold.

Every August 15th there is a city-wide party celebrating Arequipa´s founder, Garcí Manuel de Carbajal. It is a great time to see Arequipa and mingle with the locals.

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Set in the historic city of Arequipa in the south of Peru, Cirqa sits on the site of an ancient monastery dating back to 1540 and still retains many of its original features. Just one block from the main plaza, Cirqa enjoys a great central location.

Converted from a beautiful 16th Century building, this striking hotel is located just one block away from Arequipa's main square and boasts incredible views overlooking the cathedral and snow-capped volcano Misti. Cirqa is the perfect base from which to explore the city on foot, and is within easy reach of a number of restaurants, fascinating museums and the Santa Catalina monastery which is amongst the city's highlights.

The eleven comfortable rooms are centred around two patios which provide a lovely space in which to unwind, boasting seating, dining space, firepits and even a plunge pool in one. There is also a small spa on site where guests can indulge in a spoiling massage treatment. The rooftop has been converted into an organic garden and restaurant terrace.

The hotel design is true to its historic setting while reflecting modern touches, boasting high-vaulted ceilings, brick archways and beautiful wooden shutters alongside sparkling standalone bathtubs, wireless speakers, smart TVs and complimentary WiFi.

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Cirqa boasts just 11 guestrooms, each decorated in sophisticated muted tones blending modern with traditional style. All rooms come with air-conditioning, heating, smart TVs, wireless speakers, complimentary WiFi and complimentary snacks.


Facilities at Cirqa include a restaurant and dining room, a roof terrace, a small spa, outdoor lounge space and a plunge pool.


Arequipa has a lovely setting surrounded by three volcanoes and is a good destination to visit before or after a trip to the Colca Canyon. The city has a wealth of mansions, churches, shady plazas and the central Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, with an impressive cathedral. Two of the sites not to be missed include the tranquil Convent of Santa Catalina, a whole village in itself and the Santuarios Andinos museum, which houses the famous Juanita Inca mummy.

Location & directions

Arequipa, Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru

Cirqa is located just a short walk from Arequipa's main plaza, in the heart of its compact colonial centre.

How to get there

Arequipa is a 1-hour 30-minute flight from Lima and a 1-hour flight from Cuzco. A slow train is also available. From the airport it's a further 30-minute drive to Cirqa.

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