Trip Planner:   South America  /  Peru  /  Arequipa Region  /  Arequipa  /  Historic Sites  /  Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Arequipa

4.7
#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Arequipa
Historic Walking Area Religious Site
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.
Create an itinerary including Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
457 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Be sure to pay the ticket to enter the chapel on the left side of the altar. A slice of heaven opens and you feel transported in time!
    View original
  • The Church is central, and has a cloister, where you can enter from the outside. Beautiful view of the roofs, a few shops
    View original
  • Baroque style and precious ornaments both internal and external. The cloister is quiet (incredibly quiet) to be open and in use with restaurants even in its interior. Precious altars and colorful. It is worth a visit.
    View original

Plan your trip to Arequipa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Arequipa

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Arequipa by other users

20 days in Peru BY A USER FROM REUNION December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Peru BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Peru BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Peru BY A USER FROM ITALY October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Peru BY A USER FROM TANZANIA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Peru & Colombia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Colombia, Peru & Bolivia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Colombia, Peru & Bolivia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Peru & Colombia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Peru & Colombia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans