Cirqa, Peru

Cirqa echoes the wonders of 1540 — the year in which Arequipa was founded — and magnificently celebrates the city’s immaculate white sheen.

Under the benevolent gaze of three volcanoes, this recently restored former monastery embodies Arequipa’s traditional architecture by flaunting its original sillar volcanic rock walls, which were carefully sculpted by local stonemasons.

The captivating decor adds a modern touch, creating a unique balance between the past and present. At the hotel’s Salón, the cuisine is an innovative reinterpretation of the region’s gastronomic soul and iconic picanterías, and can be enjoyed while admiring the prodigious lunar landscapes that surround this delectable haven of peace.

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