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Address: Just off the Plaza de Armas | Just off the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
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+51 54 212141
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$46.05*
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Must see in Arequipa

Absolutely stunning church with impressive facade and equally impressive interiors. It is valuable to get a guide but not at all necessary to appreciate such a find.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning church with impressive facade and equally impressive interiors. It is valuable to get a guide but not at all necessary to appreciate such a find.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit while in Arequipa. Lot of history of the Incan times. Is close to the plaza de areas. Make sure to go with a local tour guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

the best point to access for enjoying sightseeing walking around mainsquare, the background of the volcanoes on the second level at cathedral direction is wonderful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place holds a lot of history, I loved the pictures, the guide was estupende helped us with all our doubts

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I was more impressed by the courtyards than the church itself but am still glad I went. carving outside is interesting.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

In this church you will see paintings from Peruvian artist, and also see some pictures of saints. But the most interesting thing is th Architecture, and you also can visit the monks house. Nowadays it became into commercial places, like places to eat or drink, but can go around and appreciate how it was built and have some nice views.

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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice place to walk through. Beautiful architecture and interesting history. Lots of shops nearby as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I discovered this as part of an Arequipa walking tour. The original church was built in 1573 and destroyed in an earthquake a decade later. The structure as it stands now goes back to 1650. The Chapel of San Ignacio, located inside the church just to the left of the altar, is adorned with a collection of exotic murals depicting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A beautiful church, with many interesting details. Please be quiet and respectful, as many people are there to worship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Firstly, the elaborate carved facade of this Jesuit church is a masterpiece of the churriguresque style started in Spain in the 1660s and features all sorts of motifs-take a close look. The church itself is a wonderful example of Mestiza (mixed) architecture , built of stone and wood. Inside, the detailed altar and the altarpieces or retablos are all covered... More 

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