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Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

Plaza de Armas de Arequipa, Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
+51 54 213149
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In the heart of Arequipa in the Museum of the Cathedral, valuable pieces of art and culture, which reflect the beauty of its Catholic faith, shine for Peru and the world. Monday to Saturday of 10 – 17 hours, all year.En el Corazón de Arequipa en el Museo de la Catedral, brillan para el Perú y el mundo piezas valiosas de arte y cultura, que reflejan la belleza de su fe católica. Horario: Lunes a sábado de 10 am – 5 pm.
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Plaza de Armas de Arequipa, Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
+51 54 213149
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked around here. Didn't have the time to go inside. The place, the surroundings were great. Very friendly, safe, clean touristy place. Enjoyed it.

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the church a late afternoon at around five where the cathedral was open to the public. Music was playing within and it was a very enjoyable atmosphere to see the cathedral in.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is just an average church. Nothing really special. Furthermore it is annoying the fact that it is no possible to go inside the church in shorts and they do not provide something to cover yourself. My girlfriend was not authorized to visit the church.

Thank gianni_cast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is stunning. It sits right in the Plaza de Armas and is massive. Its impossible to miss. Take pictures of the outside with Misti in the distance. Worth going inside to explore as well.

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place! How could you. It fills an entire side of the Plaza! But inside is even more magnificent than the exterior architecture. The tour is excellent. We were not allowed into the Cathedral itself because there were no services on the day...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The Cathedral is enormous and unique - it runs parallel to the facade. One of the largest pipe organs in the world. A whole museum of religious artifacts. The best part is the short climb to the roof where you overlook the Plaza Central and...More

1  Thank dhlc416
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful and at certain times of day you can just go in by yourself and look around. I recommend the tour though, for S10 plus a tip to your guide you get to go to more areas including the museum and the...More

2  Thank Nick W
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This is more than a tour through another cathedral. It includes a museum of treasures from previous eras -- gold crowns, lavish headpieces and robes encrusted with jewells, all used in Catholic celebrations and rituals. The Cathedral is immense and has a huge organ shipped...More

1  Thank travelgal066
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Don't forget long sleeves and shorts - you see a great church with its narrow basic layout but to long and high wings it makes for its special impression. I almost seems that it breaks into two pieces...great artwork as well on the inside.

Thank haktus
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

True to it's name, arequipa as the white city was created from volcano ash. This beautiful church was made from that ash and it's absolutely breathtaking. Wished we were able to go visit the inside but since we arrived on a holiday, their labor day...More

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