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Address: Zela & San Francisco Streets | Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Description: Church and monastery from the 16th century.

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once you are there its very good

A beautiful town.If you are around you should see it interesting and nice but you can not spend more than an hour there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful town.If you are around you should see it interesting and nice but you can not spend more than an hour there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I only stopped by this church at the end of San Francisco calle. It is a typical colonial church from the 17th century with an impressive main alter and several beautiful gold-leafed side alters. The adjoining plaza was nice also.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

There is a nice area surrounding the church. But the best thing is that you can take pictures inside. That is unusual for South American churches. The alter has interesting paintings above and silver on the alter. Very nice.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A tiny square with lots of greenery. Nice spot to rest, relax and people watch. Grab some ice cream and 'smell the roses'

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Cesena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

well, i guess this small church a a bit more interesting than many other churches around cos it still keeps the beauty and the art of the colonial time

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Church and the whole complex looks great and well kept. The space created around it looks well proportioned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Of the many churches in Arequipa, this was my favorite. Check out also the street vendor that congregate close to the monastery walls selling handicrafts.

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

All restaurants, pubs etc are all catered for tourist so the prices are tourists too! I really love walking around here though as it's a different ambiance compared to different areas of Arequipa.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It is amazing how accessible the historical religious artefacts and items are in Arequipa. The monastery of San Fransciso has some wonderful artworks and general religious paraphernalia, including robes and liturgical items. This venue allows access to the church and the the surronding rooms and gardens all for 5 sols which includes an English speaking guide. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you get a good guide this is a beautiful sanctuary to walk through and learn more of the history of Peru.

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Address: Address: Zela & San Francisco Streets | Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa

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