San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, Arequipa

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Tour the magnificent structure of San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery as you appreciate its decoration and architecture. Originally founded in 1522, the building has withstood earthquakes and more over its centuries of history. Be sure to explore the outside grounds and view the imposing architecture that gives the church an almost military look. Once inside, you embrace a softer atmosphere as you approach shrines to the patron saint. These ornate areas make for good photo opportunities, and unlike most South American churches, you are allowed to take photos inside, just remember to be respectful and quiet. Use our Arequipa itinerary maker to arrange your visit to San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery and other attractions in Arequipa.
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  • Inside, alas, is not allowed, offered to come in the morning. Outside the complex. Occupies an entire block.
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  • Nice, us told about the life of the Franciscan, of the Virgin, their clothes, their experiences. Lasted 30 minutes travel with a guide the bad the "Miss" that asked us to 10 soles per person as a gratuity. Lousy!
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  • The churches have enough of Baroque art and everything from the colony. Every detail is to be admired
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