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

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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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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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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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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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Normal, Illinois
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

we were walking by and decided to go in. You must take a tour guide. But that's actually quite useful in this place. Lots of very old art from Cusco, a history work understanding and a very knowledgable guide..... A nice upstairs terrace with view to the volcanoes... Worth the 5 soles!

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You pay 5 soles and a very gentle guide explains you a lot (can´t go inside alone) Not sure how is the english version cause I took a spanish guide The place is very nice and I spent a nice hour there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The San Francisco Church and Monastery are over 400 years old, and there is a trememndous amount of history within the walls. My husband and I never expected that such a small, modest church (from the outside) would have beautiful gold ornamentation inside. This church is certainly worh a visit, especially if you have 1-2 hours free while you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We happened to visit on the day of Santa Cecilia, patron of musicians, which gave us a very unique experience. The monastery itself was interesting and provided the opportunity for good photography with the Misti as background. Rosanna, Sydney Australia

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