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Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

Plaza de Armas de Arequipa, Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
+51 54 213149
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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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  • Average9%
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Plaza de Armas de Arequipa, Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
+51 54 213149
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing architecture and a cool history regarding the planning and construction of the building by the Spanish.

Thank Jonathon M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Basilica had a large collection of church items which were beautifully displayed and maintained. I particularly liked the embroidery on the robes. However the biggest thrill was being able to walk on the roof of the basilica and appreciate its construction. I have seen...More

Thank Hardworkingteacher
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is softly decorated however the museum parts contain lots of interesting religious relics and the visit ends by having a nice view on the mountains and the plaza de armas from the roof of the cathedral. Jules, Belgium

Thank Jules G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked around here. Didn't have the time to go inside. The place, the surroundings were great. Very friendly, safe, clean touristy place. Enjoyed it.

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the church a late afternoon at around five where the cathedral was open to the public. Music was playing within and it was a very enjoyable atmosphere to see the cathedral in.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is just an average church. Nothing really special. Furthermore it is annoying the fact that it is no possible to go inside the church in shorts and they do not provide something to cover yourself. My girlfriend was not authorized to visit the church.

Thank gianni_cast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is stunning. It sits right in the Plaza de Armas and is massive. Its impossible to miss. Take pictures of the outside with Misti in the distance. Worth going inside to explore as well.

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place! How could you. It fills an entire side of the Plaza! But inside is even more magnificent than the exterior architecture. The tour is excellent. We were not allowed into the Cathedral itself because there were no services on the day...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Cathedral is enormous and unique - it runs parallel to the facade. One of the largest pipe organs in the world. A whole museum of religious artifacts. The best part is the short climb to the roof where you overlook the Plaza Central and...More

1  Thank dhlc416
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful and at certain times of day you can just go in by yourself and look around. I recommend the tour though, for S10 plus a tip to your guide you get to go to more areas including the museum and the...More

2  Thank Nick W
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