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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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  • Very beautiful courtyard to visit with shops and sometimes an artist is there with paintings to sell. The top level has a good place for cheese and wine but gives a view of all the mountains and good ...  more »
  • At the edge of the Plaza de Armas, one may have to make several attempts before getting inside, as the church seems to be open at somewhat erratic hours. Well worth the wait to see the interior of a r...  more »
  • For us, this was the most beautiful Church we saw in Arequipa along with Santa Catalina Monastery. Beautifully intricate and ornate with a magnificent imposing facade and gorgeous interior. So peacefu...  more »