The White City could not have picked a better nickname. The entire historic center is built in sillar, a local volcanic rock that apart from being useful also provide the buildings with a certain royal flair few construction materials hold. Maybe it is because of this royal feel to the buildings that the people from Arequipa have a bit of a posh air but for the visitors to this city this sense of pride will be a main entertainer. Wanting to engage with any Arequipeño it only takes a question such as “what is so great about Arequipa” to make a new BFF and win yourself a guide to the city. Having enjoyed a little of both the coast as the highlands, Arequipa is a city that feels comfortable with both cultures making them a very “Cosmoperulitan” city.