Arequipa

Say your prayers at Basilica cathedral of Arequipa

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The Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa also called as Basilica Catedral in Spanish is located in the ‘Plaza de Armas’ in the Arequipa city, Peru. It is one of the most important representatives of the monuments of Arequipa city and important Catholic Church as well as Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the city. It is also the base of the Metropolitan Council and the Archbishop. It was built in the 16th century with expressions of neo classic architecture, built in sillar which is volcanic origin white stone. The cathedral is built in renaissance style, with a gothic vault and two streamlined towers of 28 meters height. In the interior it has an organ which is from Loret in Belgium also the interior is carved from wood pulpit by Boisini-Rigot from France, makes it stand out of all.

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The unique architecture makes an impression by its dimensions. It occupies a major area of the ‘Plaza de Armas’ main square and is considered as Peru’s most unusual and popular colonial cathedral from the Spanish conquest. Here you can discover the beautiful interiors which are wood carved and studded with rich ornaments, splendid ashlar masonry and marbles from Carrara. The Cathedral was reconstructed after a natural calamity and rebuilt with a beautiful bell tower.

Visiting Hours: Monday to Saturday- 07:00 -11:30 hours & 17:00 to 17:30 hours

Address: Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru

Contact: +51 54 213149 "

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