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THE STREET CORDOVA AND THE STREET TOLEDO


Street Córdova

It is one of the most beautiful streets in the Monastery, he/she is distinguished for their maceteros with red geraniums hung to half window that you/they give him/her a colorful beauty that allows to meet a likeness with the autonomous community of Andalusia (Spain).

In this street we can appreciate architecture of two different centuries. To the right side the architecture of the XVIII century, with the use of the old ashlar that measured 40 for 45 cm. and to the left side a modern building Construído is appreciated between 1968 and 1970, where at the moment the closing nuns live.

Street Toledo

Finishing the street Córdoba, continuous the street Toledo, where they can visit one another cells considered as part of the old citadel. He/she calls himself citadel to this area, for the presence of cells that resembles each other to the first constructions of Arequipa for their architectural characteristics. In them it was common the use of the roof or covered to two waters, with tiles and, wide walls and you get off mud or of ashlar.

The Street Toledo finishes in the laundry, which was construída in 1770, when Arequipa was supplied of water by means of canals, in her we find 20 stockings tinajas (big recipients of mud, used formerly to store grains, corn or he/she came) that served as gondolas.

The water ran for a central channel that strayed to each tinaja placing a stone and in the bottom of the gondola they put a plug that you/they removed after washing and the water ran toward the underground channel that took the wastes to the river.



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