Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Arequipa

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Admire the Baroque artistry of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, a historic place of worship in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Construction began in 1576, though the building was severely damaged during an earthquake in the mid-17th century. Rebuilt two decades later, the church displays an attractive architectural style, while the interior boasts an impressive main altar covered in gold leaf, an atmospheric underground chapel, and a collection of original artworks dating back to the colonial era. Our Arequipa vacation planner makes visiting Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus and other Arequipa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 13, 2017
    One of the best churches have seen in Peru, with a fully painted Chapel and a few cloisters large and beautiful, with a very ornate decoration but that is not all the same at all. If you don't want pay input you can enter just the cloisters which are open to the public and have shops and bars.
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  • August 11, 2017
    on the corner of Plaza de armas this little church is a gem that besides you have a beautiful façade to the left of the altar the polychrome Chapel of Saint Ignatius (5 nuevos soles to enter but you can't take pictures or video footage). This chapel was decorated all with typical motifs of both the Christian religion that Amazon beliefs (religious syncretism) and impresses with the intensity of the colors. Not to be missed. Also coming out of this structure you can reach two beautiful cloisters in the same style and full of Nice shops and restaurants of alpaca.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Didn't know anything about his place, but it was worth a visit as the architecture is beautiful. it's very peaceful and you can just wonder around in your own time. There are steps up to the roof terr...  more »

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