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Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

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Address: Just off the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054212141
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery

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really beautiful paintings and vitrals. The chapel onthe left when we enter has amazing paintings all over the ceiling. it's very worth visiting

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

really beautiful paintings and vitrals. The chapel onthe left when we enter has amazing paintings all over the ceiling. it's very worth visiting

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

When visiting make sure you pay to see the sacristy (at the side), as it is completely decorated with bird and flowers from, according to my guide, the Salvadorian forest, where the Jesuit priests had been before. So no religious motives, which makes this really unique. The decoration is overwhelming and very colourful, but no photography allowed. Nearby you can... More 

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

The church itself is wonderful with many religious artworks hanging on the many walls in the alcoves. The side chapel is worth the 4 sols to enter. It is elaborately decorated with frescos that cover all the walls and domed ceiling. It is very unique in terms of the style and colour used. It is an easy way to spend... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This almost 500 year old Jesuit church is worthwhile, especially for the impressive gold-covered altarpiece and the magnificent wall and ceiling painting in the small chapel. The cloisters stonework is also impressive, as is the highly decorated baroque facade.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The side chapel which requires a small entrance fee is fascinating as the artwork is obviously influenced by Europe but has an exotic feel to it with the birds etc. You are provided with a short handout which gives you an overview of the art. The cloisters and church are both impressive and when we visited it was very quiet... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stopped in just to walk through this church. It was fairly pretty. The entrance is free unless you want to go in the chapel. It was a nice church to stroll through. The outside of the church entrance has very intricate carvings on the facade which are pretty cool. Our guidebook said you could go up the bell tower... More 

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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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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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a very active working church. The padre seemed stunned to see me there. I do look a bit different than the average parishioner. It does not take long to view but you will be glad you put it on the list.

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Mexico City
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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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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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