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San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery

Zela & San Francisco Streets | Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #17 of 37 Attractions in Arequipa
Type: Religious Sites, Libraries, Art Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Church and monastery from the 16th century.
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Type: Religious Sites, Libraries, Art Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Church and monastery from the 16th century.

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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Aberdeen, NJ
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33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The San Francisco Monestery has only recently been open to the public. It has decades and decades of history imbedded into its stone work and vistas. There are stories that we can only speculate about. Immerse yourself into the lives of the people that lived here for centuries.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This church is open longer hours so it is the church used most often by the locals and it truly is beautiful inside. Well worth the visit.

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Plano, Texas
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

San Francisco is really pretty. The interior is most impressive and it has a beautiful courtyard next to it and the museum as well. It is a nice outing. Like most of the churches it is unique it has some fantastic gold displays which are perfectly lighted. You will want to plan for a little more time to appreciate this... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is located at downtown with a small square with really nice flowers, pretty church and the monastery also. Good to take nice pictures with an spanish influence.

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