Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, Arequipa

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Discover a collection of artworks and artifacts at Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, a cultural institution situated inside an impressive place of worship. Destroyed by earthquakes and reconstructed repeatedly over a period of more than 400 years, the cathedral's museum finally opened in 2011. Take a tour of the building to see its large church organ and many religious partings and sculptures, and be sure to head up to the top floor to gain sweeping views of the surrounding city. To visit Cathedral of Arequipa Museum on your trip to Arequipa, use our Arequipa itinerary planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    This enormous Cathedral overlooking Plaza de armas is open only at certain times well defined (for example in the morning from 7.30 to 10 and then from 17 at 19.30) then I suggest you go to its adjacent Museum upon entering from the left and make a guided tour of about 40 minutes (10 soles more 5 for help) to see some treasures intact by earthquakes in this church , the largest organ of South America and fully functional, the two bell towers overlooking the volcanoes and the whole city, the Devil's pulpit and altar.
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  • 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 yel...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Very nice Cathedral, located in front of the plaza de armas of Arequipa, the staff making the Nice routes, recommended to visit.
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  • July 8, 2017
    This is a must visit! Although is not that nice inside as it is from the outside, it has an impressive collection of very intrinsically elaborate pieces of metal church art. Beautiful model of Neoclassical Architecture
  • July 8, 2017
    Centre of the white city and as beautiful to match
  • July 26, 2017
    Awesome view of city and plaza
  • January 5, 2017
    Maybe I'm from Italy and a little spoiled but this Cathedral is not the best. Some interesting pieces but the tour is a tiny bit of a ripoff and they are really trying to milk every little bit of it
  • June 6, 2017
    15 soles for the tour even through the sign says 10.

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Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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