Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Arequipa

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#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Arequipa
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Arequipa attractions like Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful place. Quick visit. Good restaurants. Domseculo 17 architecture built on with volcanic stone.
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  • Very apart from the facade carved in sillar in its interior there is a museum that features beautiful paintings of cusqena school as well as some European artists
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  • Question a typical Baroque style from the temple; the frescoed chapel, although falling in the category, is very original as was achieved and it deserves to be visited and appreciated
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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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