Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cuzco & Arequipa - Peru

The last 2 cards sent from Jusseli are from Cuzco and Arequipa in Peru, both classified as Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Foto Colección: Neus Escandell Tur y Alexandra Arellano

Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru. Cuzco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination and receives almost 2 million visitors a year.

The card shows Cuzco Cathedral and the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesus (Church of the Society of Jesus), both located in the Plaza de Armas.

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Arequipa is the capital city of the Arequipa Region in southern Peru. The historic centre of Arequipa was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, in recognition of its architecture and historic integrity.

The Monastery of Saint Catherine (Spanish: Santa Catalina) is a monastery of nuns of the Domincan Second Order, located in Arequipa, Peru. It was built in 1580 and was enlarged in the 17th century. The over 20,000-square-meter monastery was built predominantly in the Mudéjar style, and is characterized by its vividly painted walls. There are approximately 20 nuns currently living in the northern corner of the complex; the rest of the monastery is open to the public. - in: wikipedia

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