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. See Cathedral of Arequipa Museum and all Arequipa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Arequipa trip itinerary builder site .
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  • The Cathedral is really very beautiful, recommend a visit with guide you will find the ticket office. Very nice organ, the largest of South America; You can also visit the cathedral roof where you can admire the old town and the volcanoes
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  • If you want in the Cathedral of Arequipa, you don't get a mandatory visit including bilingual guide around. The leadership is very informative and well done, the exhibits impressive - but at some point then also enough. Especially for the Cathedral is the monumental organ, which was badly damaged in an earthquake ca 15 years ago, and now restored. After the (too) long tour, you may, however, on the roof of the Cathedral and is rewarded with a great view over the Plaza de Armas and the surrounding mountains. Prices are moderate.
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  • The visit to the Museum is fast enough there is not many parts to see, but they are still very interesting. More guests have access to the roof of the Cathedral for panoramic views of arequipa! The entrance is quite expensive and besides, obligation to take a guide for 5 soles per person
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  • 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
  • Centre of the white city and as beautiful to match
  • Awesome view of city and plaza
  • 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
  • 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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