Stay at Posada El Castillo when you are traveling to Arequipa for business or pleasure. This memorable 3-star Arequipa Pousada offers more than comfortable accommodation house in a charming mansion near the River Chili. It is located in a safe, quiet neighbourhood, yet the city's main square, the Plaza de Armas, is just 7 blocks away. Posada El Castillo's 20 guest accommodations are spacious and well equipped, all with private bathrooms. The complimentary breakfast is served in the quaint breakfast area, where you can see displays of 800-year-old ceramics of the pre-Inca Churajon culture that were unearthed in the hotel gardens. A computer with Internet access in the library can be used for a minimal hourly fee, and free Wi-Fi access is available. Outside are gardens and an enclosed swimming pool. The multilingual staff can help guests with currency exchange, tourist information, and booking tours. Posada El Castillo is within walking distance of the city's historic center, known for its colonial architecture. The traditional buildings made of pearly white volcanic stone are the basis of the nickname La Ciudad Blanca (The White City). Popular attractions around the Plaza de Armas include the Arequipa Cathedral and the Claustros de La Compañia (Company Church). The famous Santa Catalina Monastery is about 4.1 miles (6.6 kilometers) to the northwest.