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Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

Address: Just off the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054212141
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Ranked #11 of 36 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Chicago
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173 reviews 173 reviews
36 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
72 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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248 reviews 248 reviews
133 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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304 attraction reviews
318 helpful votes 318 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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Plano, Texas
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278 reviews 278 reviews
106 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
122 helpful votes 122 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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90 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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