Arequipa is guarded by three dramatic volcanoes, the city enjoys a resplendent, if seismically precarious setting – earthquakes sometimes occur in this area, the last big one causing significant damage in 2001.
Peru. Arequipa, Arequipa, PE. 'Santa Catalina'. Photograph by Fil.ippo, via Flickr. Photo taken August 10, 2010. The Photographer captions, " Monasterio de Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Perù. Santa Catalina is like a small town of its own, and the streets are all brightly coloured (red, blue and white)."