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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  • The Church and the Franciscan complex is centrally located in Arequipa, just a few minutes walk from the Central Plaza de Armas. When I went there was the local party complete with Fireworks and it was a quaint taste of local culture
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  • the san francisco square located in the heart of the city, as an escape to the shantytown of street merchants or santo domingo, because usually there is no traffic & the amount of people is not as high as the plaza de armas, for those who like quiet walk or sit down and eat an ice cream, it is very apparent. around is has many places to eat or drink something, equally with relative ease, recommended for escape from the bustle of downtown.
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  • very beautiful church of San Francisco is located facing the Plaza de armas (main square), the downside is paid to visit the same
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