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“An interest of Art” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
Just off the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #11 of 37 Attractions in Arequipa
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
New York City, New York
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“An interest of Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

One can only say and think how this place was buit and admire the architecture..very nice! We actually arrived early and was able to walk around...later our tour guide gave us more insight...a must see..

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Gorgeous stone carvings and gold altars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We went to La Compania largely because it was too soon to go to another site. The facade is carved in amazing detail and the interior is simoly splendid. Pay the extra 8 soles to see the painted cupola/chapel, which is completely covered in folk art style paintings. It woukd be a shame to be in Arequipa without seeing La Compania.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful cloisters and facade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Massive surprise: seeing the cloisters is actually free ! That's one thing I was no longer used to: free access to monuments!

The facade is beautiful, intricate and full of meaning. If you're going to use a guide on only one site, use the guide for the Compania ratehr than the Cathedral.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful church with rich decor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Lots of history here and beauty in terms of architecture. This is a well-preserved church in use by local people which adds to the atmosphere of the place.

Visited July 2012
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The most beautiful archades!, all carved and painted in a blue color

Visited July 2012
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