Our weekend trip to Arequipa, also known as the White City, began with an hour flight south of Lima. We stayed at Casa Andina Private Collection which is housed in a colonial Mint. It was only minutes away from Arequipa's main attractions, the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina Monastery. Known as the city within a city, the Santa Catalina Monastery was founded in 1579 and is over 20,000 square-meters! The cobalt blue and red painted walls are so beautiful we decided to visit the Monastery twice during our stay (there was so much content to capture)!