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Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

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Address: Plaza de Armas de Arequipa, Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
Phone Number: +51 54 213149
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In the heart of Arequipa in the Museum of the Cathedral, valuable pieces of...

In the heart of Arequipa in the Museum of the Cathedral, valuable pieces of art and culture, which reflect the beauty of its Catholic faith, shine for Peru and the world. Monday to Saturday of 10 – 17 hours, all year.En el Corazón de Arequipa en el Museo de la Catedral, brillan para el Perú y el mundo piezas valiosas de arte y cultura, que reflejan la belleza de su fe católica. Horario: Lunes a sábado de 10 am – 5 pm.

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Arequipa Foundation day

When we arrived in Arequipa we discovered that the next day was foundation day and big celebrations were planned, we had the chance to have a brief look in the Cathedral of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived in Arequipa we discovered that the next day was foundation day and big celebrations were planned, we had the chance to have a brief look in the Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, it was absolutely amazing the architecture and construction of the buildings amazing.

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Davis, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour of the church. It's not a world famous site but I thought the tour guide was informative and the views from the bell tours were good.

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I get it's big and reach, but the building is a poor copy of many european churches - they are proud of italian marble, french organs, and oak pulpit - I am not saying it is not pretty, it's just no different from what we can see at home. May be interesting for north and south americans, I assume.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is just 10 soles per person plus a tip to the guide. The guide was well informed and commited to the history of the Cathedral. No crowds and very well served. Its worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This cathedral is as nice on the inside as it is from the outside. Well lit at night, clean and well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

the cathedral museum allows to know more about the history of the colony epoch and how religion influenced

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Lima
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cathedral was closed on our last visit so we had to go in this time. It just takes your breath away from the outside, especially at night with all the lights shining on it. I won´t say it is as decorative as other cathedrals in Peru, but each city has its own unique flavor and so does this cathedral.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

In my opinion it is the most beautiful cathedral Peru, for its elegance, majestically, besides that inside interesting things like carving your pulpido you will find the body very fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

you would say another Cathedral: yes and no. It is another Cathedral but you have to visit it inside to admire the carvings, gold, statues. What a wealth !! How well it is conserved !! Amazing!!

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

When I was a child I always thought about about this horrible face, it have a really bad expression. I don't know who did it, but the artist was able to transmit real badness. The devil's face is something you have to see. Visiting the cathedral museum you will see it, and also other marvelous things, like the enormous bell... More 

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