Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Arequipa

Historic Walking Area · Architectural Building
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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  • This church has not 1 but 3 supremely ornate, classic Baroque altars. The detail in each of them is stunning. The church architecture is nice too but the altars are the highlights.  more »
  • Just another amazing place tucked away off the main road. Great to see how life used to be led. Quiet and peaceful with a few shops. Definitely worth a visit  more »
  • Beautiful! It's surrounding Plaza de Armas. I've got there by the end of a mass. I could feel the energy.  more »
  • The facade is intricately carved and the interior is filled with baroque details. Don't miss the small side chapel with its colorful wall paintings. It's definitely worth the small entrance fee.
  • Beautiful baroque church from the XVI century.
  • The exterior is intricately designed, but I found the interior a bit gaudy.
  • This site is well worth a visit. It is a beautiful church with an outstanding facade. The stone carvings are exceptional. A great place to relax.
  • There's a pleasure place :)

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