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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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The chapel was our favorite site in Arequipa. It is hard to imagine finding such an ornately decorated structure in what was a far outpost of the Spanish empire and the Catholic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Nashville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The chapel was our favorite site in Arequipa. It is hard to imagine finding such an ornately decorated structure in what was a far outpost of the Spanish empire and the Catholic Church.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very attractive interior, main altar and side altars. No entry fee unless you want to see the very ornate decorated recess room at the left side of the main altar which is 4 soles per person.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The entrance to the cloisters is tucked away of the street, so you have to look for it. Once inside go on through to the second cloister and then into the Sacristy. Incredibly decorated. If it's open you can also go into the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Incredibly ornate church, and the side chapel is decorated with frescoes you have to see to believe. There could be a bit more description, or even a short tour, that would make it more enjoyable, but it is incredible just to see.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

i loved the front charged of so much details about Incas and history (puma face, flowers and papayes, blazon of habsburg...). Inside many altarpieces uniques and stained glasses, really amazing

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A guide will explain to you how the Incas merged the Catholic dogmas being imposed upon them by the Spaniards with their own beliefs about Mother Earth etc... and reflected these in the sculptures surrounding the main entrance, and the paintings, frescoes and altars inside. Fascinating. The cloisters have been transformed into a kind of shopping arcade for up-market products... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

located very close to the main square, plaza de armas, this small church is a clear example of the colonial art. recommend a short visit

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

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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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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Address: Address: Just off the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054212141
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa

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