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Andrew Harper

Peru: From the Amazon to the Andes

"I started with an unusual ceviche of local river crayfish, accompanied by a cocktail of pisco, cognac, dry vermouth and lemon"

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La reparadora cocina de CIRQA

Un juego de palabras arequipeño le da nombre a un hotel que está sentando un nuevo parámetro en la gastronomía de alta gama de la región.

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Seis escapadas perfectas para esta primavera

"Un hotel alojado en un monasterio de 1540. Forma parte del sello Relais & Châteaux y encarna la arquitectura tradicional de la ciudad, con los muros originales de piedra volcánica de sillar."

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Camino del Perú

“Y el hotel CIRQA, un Relais and Châteaux instalado en un convento con habitaciones preciosas y alfombras de alpaca.”

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Architectural Digest

6 Former Monasteries and Convents Converted into Stunning Hotels

“Each room melds its original vaulted ceilings with modern touches like hanging matte pendant lights and handcrafted wood furniture.”

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Tablet Hotels

Tablet Plus Hotels for a Proper Escape

The estate that contains Cirqa, for example, dates back to the year 1540, which means that its meticulously preserved stone walls are among the first built by European settlers in the New World.

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The Telegraph

20 reasons to book a trip to Peru right now

“The new Relais & Châteaux Cirqa hotel occupies a restored 16th-century former monastery in the unsung second city of Arequipa – which is roughly the same age.”

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American Way

This Month's trending places, properties and products

Once part of Arequipa’s St. Augustine Church, this 11- room estate reflects the grandeur of its 1583 architecture.

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Travel + Leisure

12 Once-in-a-lifetime Dining Experiences Around the World

Dining is one of the best parts of visiting a new place. A one-of-a-kind meal can be the most memorable experience when traveling. Our A-List, Travel + Leisure’s group of the world’s top travel advisors, exclusively shared their favorite dining moments around the globe.

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Architectural Digest (Mexico)

Bajo el volcán

En un monasterio centenario hecho de piedra volcánica, el hotel CIRQA de Arequipa, Perú, propone una experiencia que hace honor a la energía de la ciudad.

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Instants The Relais & Châteaux Magazine

21 Meaningful Travel Ideas for 2021

With our migratory impulses fettered, our longing for distant horizons shackled by Covid-19, travel is a frequent theme of our dreams. Getting away gains value by virtue of its not being within easy reach, we now consider a voyage’s deeper meaning before setting out in 2021.

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Peru's Hidden Gem

Framed by volcanoes and suffused with charm, Arequipa’s unique architectural heritage and lively culinary scene make it a destination worth a detour.

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The Traveller

Estrada para Arequipa

Conforto despretensiosamente luxuoso e originalidade definem o CIRQA, que leva a selo Relais & Châteaux. Alojado em um antigo mosteiro de 1583, fica no epicentro da cidade colonial, a poucos passos de suas principais atrações. A decoração de cada um de seus 11 quartos, mobiliados com objetos e tecidos artesanais em tons suaves e acessórios contemporâneos, revela banheiras de pé e tetos abobadados. O hotel tem como ponto central um lounge-pátio, com sofás, fogueiras e peles de alpaca (onde são servidos coquetéis e refeições ao ar livre), e ao fundo o Alma, seu celebrado restaurante envidraçado.

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Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux welcomes nine new properties

Nine new members from around the globe come to enrich the Relais & Châteaux family. Thanks to their exceptional locations, the charm of their architecture, their singular history, and the talent of their Chefs, these properties full of character open up new windows to the world for travelers. We invite you to discover them as we take a brief tour through France and the rest of Europe, South America, French Polynesia, South Korea, the Caribbean Islands and the United States.

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De Telegraaf

Heerlijk Hightech in Peru

Knapperende houtvuren op de stijlvol overdekte binnenplaats, heerlijke fauteuils - met een kek bontje erop - die noden tot laat in de avond buiten zitten. Gelijk bij binnenkomst weet je al: dit boetiekhotel is heel mooi en hip en ongetwijfeld een genot om de nacht door te brengen.

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Travel + Leisure

Best Places to Travel 2020

“The town finally has accommodations befitting the local history: August saw the opening of Cirqa, originally built in 1540. The property marries preserved elements of the original parador — high vaulted ceilings, textural stone walls — with contemporary flourishes.”

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Conde Nast Traveller (UK)

The Best New Hotels in Central & South America & The Caribbean - The Hot List 2020

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National Geographic

The Big Sleep Awards 2020: 48 of the world's best new hotels

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Condé Nast Traveler (US)

Hot List 2020 : The Best New Hotels in the World

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Travel + Leisure

It List 2020: The Best New Hotels in the World

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