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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  • If you'd like to enjoy the church you'll need to pay 5 soles per person. it's lovely. but I think the best part is the market surrounding the square. Atria ice cream vendors surround the square. and o...  more »
  • It is a small square very well maintained, in a colonial environment of Ashlar. It is almost a magical experience to sit there.
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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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