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Address: Just off the Plaza de Armas | Just off the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054212141
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery

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Free church

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank roamingcanuck3
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank TabsterInc
Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

When I was there there was a wedding ceremony! The decoration of church was beautiful too. It is located around plaza de armas so it should be easy to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you travel to Arequipa, la cuidad blanca, this is one of the highlights in the city you must visit. Impressive colonial architecture and nice shops.

2 Thank PAZ-Holandesa
Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Located just off the Plaza de Armas interesting church because of its Jesuit connection older church with an interesting interior.

1 Thank Jirecarol
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The colonial architecture and all the attractions that we received were beautiful, It is really amazing to see so many buildings made with volcanic Stone.

1 Thank Ainul T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The work on the White stones are amazing. The claustros are beautiful. Views of the volcanos from the top make great pictures. Lots of boutiques with baby alpaca sweaters. Also La Benita picantería is there so it is a great place to visit, entertain and to take lunch or dinner.

Thank Sandra V
Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This church has an astonishing exterior. It is in itself a piece of art, as is the square with connected to it where you can buy nice paintings. The church also has a room with very detailed painted walls and ceiling of birds and nature.

1 Thank LuisaFernanda89
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We really lucked out that we visited this church between services and when there was only one tour group inside. It was a lovely little church with a variety of artwork. The sacristy is called the little Sistine Chapel and is beautiful painted with local influence. Sadly no photos allowed inside.

Thank jehenson81
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Quick tour of beautiful building and artifacts. The painted ceilings are amazing. Can't take photos but they sell postcards for memories. Beautiful and glad we went.

1 Thank Craig-World-Travelle

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