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Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

Plaza de Armas de Arequipa | El ingreso es por el portal lateral de la calle Santa Catalina., 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 | El ingreso es por el portal lateral de la calle Santa Catalina., Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
+51 54 213149
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As the only Cathedral in Peru, it is worth visiting. The guide gives a good overview of the history of this Basilica. Very good views from the top over looking the Plaza de Armes.

Thank TuwaPutaruru
Reviewed August 18, 2017

The cathedral is relatively new, the old site having been destroyed by fire. Nonetheless, it's well worth taking a tour and the excursion onto the rooftops and into the bell towers is worth the PS20 alone. However, you have to take a guided tour -...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The Cathedral is simply stunning, particularly at night when its towers are brightly lit. Situated right on the main plaza, you can't mist the Cathedral. Note; no bare legs or shorts, tank tops, etc allowed inside and they are very strict with the dress code.

Thank VancouverGinger
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The Arequipa Cathedral is very European in design, I never get sick of looking at them. The exterior is beautiful with two towers, a few arches and many columns. The interior is fantastic, painted yellow & white, I guess it's a Spanish influence. The museum...More

Thank MitchMitch52
Reviewed August 7, 2017

One or two items caught my interest regarding the fire in the 1800's. Would be nice ifstaff were and not would-be bictators.

Thank Nadnerb2
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Amazing architecture and a cool history regarding the planning and construction of the building by the Spanish.

Thank Jonathon M
Reviewed July 22, 2017

The Basilica had a large collection of church items which were beautifully displayed and maintained. I particularly liked the embroidery on the robes. However the biggest thrill was being able to walk on the roof of the basilica and appreciate its construction. I have seen...More

Thank Hardworkingteacher
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is softly decorated however the museum parts contain lots of interesting religious relics and the visit ends by having a nice view on the mountains and the plaza de armas from the roof of the cathedral. Jules, Belgium

Thank Jules G
Reviewed July 19, 2017 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 July 19, 2017 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
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