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Yanahuara Church, Arequipa

The church represents an old stone church dating back to 1750. Built in a distinct Andean Baroque... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Bob H
Mississauga, Canada
magic Church

Just a few steps away from a city centre and you see it… Huge church but with a especial... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Joanna K
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21 Aug 2018
“Yanahuara Church, Arequipa”
23 Jun 2018
“magic Church”
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The church represents an old stone church dating back to 1750. Built in a distinct Andean Baroque style that uses South American decorative patterns on European-type buildings. The stone façade uses sillar (white volcanic rock) and is commonly used with the many buildings in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The real reason for going to the church & the small square outside is for access to the view across the city and up to the local volcanoes. The church itself is quite small but, as usual, very beautiful and much cared for. The main...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Unfortunately the church at this small lovely square was closed when we went there, so we cannot say manything about the inside. The front gate is very nice with wonderful stonemasonry.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Just a few steps away from a city centre and you see it… Huge church but with a especial atmosphere. From is you have a panoramic view over the city.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is located at the popular viewpoint overlooking the three mountains. Despite being closed outside told its own story assisted by our guide. The large crucifix was interesting and the location provides spectacular views as well as the square in which it is located

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Check out this church, located on a nice place with palm trees etc. It starts with a great portal with a lot details and continues to impress on the inside.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank haktus
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not as grand as the larger churches in Peru, but this "neighborhood" church is well maintained and remarkably beautiful. . Had the luxury of sitting for a while in it, while attending a family wedding there....

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Pierre1999
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Sadly this little church is always closed save when they are having Mass. The main doorway is wonderful carved though and if you go with a guide the imagery is fascinating.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 30 January 2016

While visiting the Mirador de Yanahuara, make sure to poke your head inside St. John the Baptist church. It's a perfect example of Spanish colonialism in the most perfect setting by the arches and gardens in the Plaza. It's truly lovely, inside and out.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 18 January 2016

By staying only a few minute walk away from this architectural wonder we saw numerous times throughout our stay in Yanahuara weddings, celebrations, laughter, prayer, song, music....incredible place of worship open to all. On weekends it is a revolving door of wedding after wedding after...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Lafayette B
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