Ice Cream with a view: Exploring Yanahuara, Peru

Yanahuara is quiet neighborhood a short walk from the historic district in Arequipa. Up the gentle hill and under the arch is a special square that feels so far from the city. Try your luck at catching a glimpse of El Misti, but remember you can learn a lot from a name.

The view is stunning regardless of the cloud cover. Stroll further to admire the ornate architecture of the church.

The biggest draw for me was a chance to taste queso helado, or, cheese ice cream. Funny thing about it is, sometimes a name can completely mislead you! There is no cheese in this ice cream, I can assure you because I watched the lady make it!

It doesn’t taste cheesy either, just perfectly refreshing, bursting with vanilla and a hint of cinnamon.

By the time we were finished with our ice cream, we were treated to the clouds lifting off the summit.

A peek at the snowy peak of El Misti. If you are looking for a great meal before you head up or after coming down from the square, there is a fantastic Picatneria sitting right at the base of the hill.

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One Response to Ice Cream with a view: Exploring Yanahuara, Peru

  1. I have gotten really excited when you said about the cheese ice cream then got my heart broken right after. Oh my god. Haha. I was almost book my flight to Peru that instant! Not being dramatic at all. Haha. Anyway, ice cream and strolling sounds like fun! Slow walking while taking in all the beautiful surroundings. If only the cloud wasn’t that thick eh? You know what, you guys should try and visit Bali, tropical island just like Hawaii just in Asia. Get more sun in since it is spring already, no? Visit our website to see our amazing resort to accommodate your stay here. You will absolutely like it! So please do check us out. Thank you!

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