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Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 212141
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Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 212141
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outer decoration of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus is very strongly influenced by me. Similarly, I was impressed by the decoration of the dome in Toledo, Spain.

Thank ruzha2014
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A must see of the visit is the amazing painting/mural in the side chapel of Amazonian birds and animals.

Thank Sian L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is less a museum than a single, highly ornamental room. The paintings are wild and cover ever surface of walls and ceiling--colorful and imaginative animals and flowers. It reminded me of Istanbul, not South America. There's good signage in Spanish and English.

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

In some respects, this is a more fascinating church than the Cathedral, only because it's older and far more ornate. The altars are stunning and the architecture is well worth checking out. There is also a museum, which requires a PS5 entrance fee, whereas the...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Didn't know anything about his place, but it was worth a visit as the architecture is beautiful. it's very peaceful and you can just wonder around in your own time. There are steps up to the roof terrace that afford some good views of the...More

Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I really liked this inside court. The arches that surround it are a filigran piece of art. Nice also if you just walk around.

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Before visiting it I had high expectatives about the place but after going there I was not sure what was the main attraction there

Thank Gonzalo C
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

It's a nice church, but I found the outside and the 1st courtyard more impressive than the church itself. I did really like the Ignacio de Loyolla chapel. The polychrome paintings are stunning and unique. You have to pay 5 soles to enter the chapel,...More

Thank Marieke F
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful courtyard to visit with shops and sometimes an artist is there with paintings to sell. The top level has a good place for cheese and wine but gives a view of all the mountains and good for taking photos. Worth a look in...More

Thank suzanneb2311
Reviewed 18 April 2017

At the edge of the Plaza de Armas, one may have to make several attempts before getting inside, as the church seems to be open at somewhat erratic hours. Well worth the wait to see the interior of a richly decorated church. With a personal...More

Thank eopederson
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Roy R
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Response from werdlerswereld | Reviewed this property |
dear reader, i do not think the church is open at night, maybe on certain religious holidays ? frl rgds Karel