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Address: Just off the Plaza de Armas | Just off the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: +51 54 212141
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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This place holds a lot of history, I loved the pictures, the guide was estupende helped us with all our doubts

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place holds a lot of history, I loved the pictures, the guide was estupende helped us with all our doubts

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Midway, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was more impressed by the courtyards than the church itself but am still glad I went. carving outside is interesting.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

In this church you will see paintings from Peruvian artist, and also see some pictures of saints. But the most interesting thing is th Architecture, and you also can visit the monks house. Nowadays it became into commercial places, like places to eat or drink, but can go around and appreciate how it was built and have some nice views.

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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Nice place to walk through. Beautiful architecture and interesting history. Lots of shops nearby as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I discovered this as part of an Arequipa walking tour. The original church was built in 1573 and destroyed in an earthquake a decade later. The structure as it stands now goes back to 1650. The Chapel of San Ignacio, located inside the church just to the left of the altar, is adorned with a collection of exotic murals depicting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

A beautiful church, with many interesting details. Please be quiet and respectful, as many people are there to worship.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Firstly, the elaborate carved facade of this Jesuit church is a masterpiece of the churriguresque style started in Spain in the 1660s and features all sorts of motifs-take a close look. The church itself is a wonderful example of Mestiza (mixed) architecture , built of stone and wood. Inside, the detailed altar and the altarpieces or retablos are all covered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Maybe the cathedral is bigger , but this monastery with its church and chapel of st Ignatius is not to be missed. beatifully decorated and after paying a small fee the visit to the that chapel will be a very pleasant surprise

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Interesting to see native Inca symbolism incorporated in the facades and paintings in the church. Also free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went here as part of the City Tour. There's delicious ice cream place by the entrance which from I heard is a must try in Arequipa. This place is somewhat quiet which can nice if you want a break from a busy town.

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