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Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

Plaza de Armas de Arequipa | El ingreso es por el portal lateral de la calle Santa Catalina., 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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Plaza de Armas de Arequipa | El ingreso es por el portal lateral de la calle Santa Catalina., Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
+51 54 213149
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only way to see most of the cathedral is through the museum a day guide. You pay entry separate to the guide, whom you pay at the end. Great artifacts and religious items from their collection, most of which are no longer in use....More

Thank Erika L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is fantastic both inside and out. You must have a guided tour (no wandering around on your own) which can be a little annoying as it comes with additional cost, but the views and decor are well worth it. The pipe organ is...More

Thank mattyoung28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plaza De Amas location closed to traffic locals and tourist area for taking in the sights. plenty of restaurants/shops in the square. restaurants mostly 2nd floor and there are hotels above the restaurants. one of the restaurants we ate at waiter offered us room $40/night.

Thank Geoffrey G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the only Cathedral in Peru, it is worth visiting. The guide gives a good overview of the history of this Basilica. Very good views from the top over looking the Plaza de Armes.

Thank TuwaPutaruru
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The cathedral is relatively new, the old site having been destroyed by fire. Nonetheless, it's well worth taking a tour and the excursion onto the rooftops and into the bell towers is worth the PS20 alone. However, you have to take a guided tour -...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Cathedral is simply stunning, particularly at night when its towers are brightly lit. Situated right on the main plaza, you can't mist the Cathedral. Note; no bare legs or shorts, tank tops, etc allowed inside and they are very strict with the dress code.

Thank VancouverGinger
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Arequipa Cathedral is very European in design, I never get sick of looking at them. The exterior is beautiful with two towers, a few arches and many columns. The interior is fantastic, painted yellow & white, I guess it's a Spanish influence. The museum...More

Thank MitchMitch52
Reviewed 7 August 2017

One or two items caught my interest regarding the fire in the 1800's. Would be nice ifstaff were and not would-be bictators.

Thank Nadnerb2
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jonathon M
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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
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