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. To visit San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery on your trip to Arequipa, use our Arequipa trip itinerary tool .
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  • Very nice visit. The view of the Bell Tower is impressive. Fabiola Guide explained everything in great detail
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  • A somewhat sober façade, but nice inside with a baroque altar covered with money, a wooden chair, a stone choir and lots of wooden figurines. It will be noticed a large crack in the dome due to an earthquake. The Church and convent of San Francisco are classified in the world heritage of Unesco.
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  • The Church is very big, very beautiful. The next square is very beautiful and very inviting. Worth sit and observe the surroundings.
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