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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  • Walking the streets of Arequipa found several treasures, this plaza is cute, has a craft fair and has the municipal museum, we pay 10 soles each, but a little expensive more I like, there's plenty of local history.
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  • In the city of Arequipa, the monasteries and churches offer is large and complicated, you need make a choice, but as san Francisco, will mark me more than anything: it is waiting in his lively Park that I been bitten by my first mosquito of the Peru, small fast and invisible and that mark every time, damage because the Church which is very pretty has not marked me as much.
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  • The square is opposite the Church and convent of the same name, has beautiful landscaping with roses and trees Andean giants, banks and picturesque street.
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