San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, Arequipa

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Tour the magnificent structure of San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery as you appreciate its decoration and architecture. Originally founded in 1522, the building has withstood earthquakes and more over its centuries of history. Be sure to explore the outside grounds and view the imposing architecture that gives the church an almost military look. Once inside, you embrace a softer atmosphere as you approach shrines to the patron saint. These ornate areas make for good photo opportunities, and unlike most South American churches, you are allowed to take photos inside, just remember to be respectful and quiet. To visit San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery on your trip to Arequipa, use our Arequipa trip itinerary tool .
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  • Being in the square with the facades of the two temples of sillar and the houses of sillar that surround it transport one to the time of the colony. It is a well-preserved architectural ensemble and worth admiring.
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  • We saw this church that was going to begin Mass in parallel right next to the parish or other of which there was a mass. Uncharacteristic church with a small square. Not a priority but to put in your walking path.
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  • This is a church just like any others in the region. You can see some interesting statues and paintings if you are interested in Catholic art. Also, the church is hundreds of years old if that floats your boat. It is free to enter, so why not check it out?
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