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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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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine...
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
84 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
36 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
72 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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667 reviews 667 reviews
326 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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