Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), Arequipa

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#7 of 13 in Historic Sites in Arequipa
Dating back to 1750, Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista) represents an old stone church and popular wedding spot. The ornate church was built in a distinct Andean Baroque style that uses South American decor patterns on European-type buildings. Observe the church’s famed stone facade, done in a fine Ashlar masonry style and using sillar, a pearly white volcanic rock popular in Arequipa. The church is meters away from the district's iconic observation deck. While you’re admiring the structure you may see a wedding party heading to or from the church. Using our custom trip planner, Arequipa attractions like Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 7, 2017
    Church very beautiful inside and out, small, but very nice. Worth a look.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Very nice and interesting Church in fact has a very cut and beautiful portal, the previous time I went only saw her outside because it is usually closed, but on this occasion, Saturday morning there was a wedding. Decorated with flowers, the Church inside is closer to the generality of the churches and the Saints that has sides are within frames gilded with glasses, is quite deep with a carved wooden altar. Unlike most, more simple and welcoming.
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  • September 4, 2017
    This magnificent façade alone is worth it. During the free tour, we ended up here, then walk inside and here also view especially the symbols take the port. Apart is also the cross to the left of the entrance where a ladder in it.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful place with white stone
  • June 26, 2016
    Beautiful church and old antique style for me, Asian
  • April 25, 2017
    Very Nice and Peaceful.
  • July 8, 2017
    Cool
  • January 29, 2017
    Beautiful church

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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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