El Mirador de Yanahuara is a scenic lookout above the city of Arequipa in southern Peru
Built in the nineteenth century, it’s a series of arches carved from the white volcanic “sillar” rock that gives Arequipa its name as the White City.
Engraved into the archways are quotations from the city’s famous inhabitants.
From this vantage point you can see the entire city in all its splendor,
In the distance you’ll spot snowcapped mountain ranges leading down to the base of the imposing El Misti Volcano.