Sillar Route

Duration
4H
Price
US$ 12.00
Date

Sillar Route

The ashlar is the main material within the architecture of the White City and is located in the district of Cerro Colorado, here you can see the process of extraction, carving and mega-carving of the ashlar. The Sillar route is currently managed by the Arequipa Sillar Cutters Network, it covers a length of 2000 meters, covering the Añashuayco exploitation, cutters and the Culebrillas unexploited area. Scheduled departures: 09:00 am and 02:00 pm Duration of the tour: 04 hrs

Tour Plan

Sillar Route
The ashlar is the main material within the architecture of the White City and is located in the district of Cerro Colorado, here you can see the process of extraction, carving and mega-carving of the ashlar.

The Sillar route is currently managed by the Arequipa Sillar Cutters Network, it covers a length of 2000 meters, covering the Añashuayco exploitation, cutters and the Culebrillas unexploited area.

Scheduled departures: 09:00 am and 02:00 pm Duration of the tour: 04 hrs

DESCRIPTION:
08:00 am: Pick up from hotel (within the historic center) or meeting point to go to the AÑASHUAYCO QUARRIES, located in the Cerro Colorado district, where 500 stonemasons work, including men up to 80 years old and young people who inherit the tradition familiar, people who day by day with their combo and chisel and supported by a rope, extract the ashlar.
Now the quarries from which this white material is extracted were also converted into a tourist circuit where the natural landscape and living culture are shown.
Arequipa is known as the White City, white because of the mansions, monuments and temples built on the basis of ashlar, which led UNESCO to declare this beautiful city as Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the year 2000.
In the Cortadores ravine, the front of the church of La Compañía de Jesús is shown. The process for the elaboration of the ashlar is explained, the beginning of the cut of the ignimbrite or also known as white volcanic stone, with the explanation of each step with a master stonemason.
 IT INCLUDES:
  *Mobility
  *Guide
DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  *Revenue (S/5.00) Añashuayco quarries.
  *Income (s/.500) Virgin of Culebrillas quarries.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TOUR:


  *Wear suitable clothing for walks

  *Bring mosquito repellent

  *It is recommended to wear sunglasses and sunscreen

  * Bring water because we will do short walks

  *Carry a small backpack.

***THESE PRICES DO NOT APPLY FOR HOLIDAYS, NATIONAL HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR AND HOLY WEEK***

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