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Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 212141
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Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 212141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice church, but I found the outside and the 1st courtyard more impressive than the church itself. I did really like the Ignacio de Loyolla chapel. The polychrome paintings are stunning and unique. You have to pay 5 soles to enter the chapel,...More

Thank Marieke F
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful courtyard to visit with shops and sometimes an artist is there with paintings to sell. The top level has a good place for cheese and wine but gives a view of all the mountains and good for taking photos. Worth a look in...More

Thank suzanneb2311
Reviewed 18 April 2017

At the edge of the Plaza de Armas, one may have to make several attempts before getting inside, as the church seems to be open at somewhat erratic hours. Well worth the wait to see the interior of a richly decorated church. With a personal...More

Thank eopederson
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

For us, this was the most beautiful Church we saw in Arequipa along with Santa Catalina Monastery. Beautifully intricate and ornate with a magnificent imposing facade and gorgeous interior. So peaceful inside despite the plentiful tourists. So much colour and splendour with wonderful religious art...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you like to be transported in time to those colonial times , visit this place , its really beautiful and solemn. There is a San Ignacio chapel there , it has wonderful paintings and decorations you will really enjoy . It's a must in...More

Thank Lour2506
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning church with impressive facade and equally impressive interiors. It is valuable to get a guide but not at all necessary to appreciate such a find.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Definitely worth a visit while in Arequipa. Lot of history of the Incan times. Is close to the plaza de areas. Make sure to go with a local tour guide.

1  Thank MississaugaTravelbug
Reviewed 12 December 2016

the best point to access for enjoying sightseeing walking around mainsquare, the background of the volcanoes on the second level at cathedral direction is wonderful

Thank Reinhold F
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This place holds a lot of history, I loved the pictures, the guide was estupende helped us with all our doubts

Thank David T
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I was more impressed by the courtyards than the church itself but am still glad I went. carving outside is interesting.

Thank Roslyn G
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Roy R
25 September 2016|
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Response from werdlerswereld | Reviewed this property |
dear reader, i do not think the church is open at night, maybe on certain religious holidays ? frl rgds Karel