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La Compania and cloisters

Just off the Plaza de Armas | Alvarez Thomas & Santa Domingo, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #7 of 37 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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602 reviews 602 reviews
293 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When we visited it was super hot and very quiet,lots to see and places's to poke around...also ice cream vendo situated at just the right place. Tranquil but perhaps we were just lucky.

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Mexico City
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While in the Temple, don't miss the Chapel of San Ignacio at the front left side. Is wonderful with lots of colored flowers and animals.

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Lima, Peru
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130 reviews 130 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Pretty building with well preserved altars and a nice painted sacristy (small fee) and 2 nice courtyards one of which is now full of stores and cafes. Interesting and right off the Plaza de Armas. Also open all day unlike most of the churches. Much better than the cathedral.

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

All I have to say is, take your time and go to this place. i went on a free walking tour provided by " The original Walking tour Arequipa. It was free so all i had to do was tip. This church has so much history and such beaty it is a must, and next to it is Arequipas First... More

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New York City, New York
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249 reviews 249 reviews
46 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The church is free to enter. To enter into the Sistine-chapel-like portion requires S4 each and no photography is allowed inside. The surrounding cloisters contain plenty of alpaca stores. There's an Incalpaca (Grupo Inca), an alpaca outlet located there with good selections.

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Nantes, France
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273 reviews 273 reviews
90 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Smashing paintings in the chapel, and the church is fine by itself. The upper galleries of the cloister offer superb views.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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181 reviews 181 reviews
39 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The painted chapel is a real highlight and the cloisters are a lovely place to sit. Do not miss the 'queso helado' lady in the courtyard. Delicious.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

La Compania is right on the corner of Plaza de Armas, inside is a towering altar covered in gold leaf. Further inside and at a cost of 4 Soles is the San Ignacio Chapel and it's polychrome dome. A colourful fantasy of Spanish and indigenous flora and fauna. Entrance to the cloisters is next door, this is a nice place... More

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Tasmania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this cathedral was yet another highly decorated building, with gold leaved alters, beautiful on the outside as well,, located in a lovely area

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Budapest, Hungary
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130 reviews 130 reviews
73 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The San Ignacio chapel is accessible from the back courtyard. The ceiling and the walls are covered with colorful paintings of fruits and flowers. Admission fee is only 4 soles pp. A must see in Arequipa!

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