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The Cathedral of Arequipa or also Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa is considered one of the first religious buildings made in the seventeenth century, for this monument was used the ashlar in its entirety.

At first the church was built as a parish by the Bishopric of Cusco, later the current Cathedral was built, the construction was completed in 1656 and in 1844 suffering damage from a fire.

Regarding its structure shows a Neo-Renaissance style with some inclination to the Gothic style, this can be seen in the facade that has about seventy columns with Corinthian capitals, three covers and two large arches.

After suffering the fire, it was rebuilt and decorated with different relics, in the interior it has a great organ of Belgian origin considered as one of the biggest in Latin America; it has a great lamp of Spanish origin (Sevillian).

Catedral De Arequipa Peru
Cathedral Of Arequipa Peru

It has a French neo-gothic pulpit, Carraca marble and European wood carvings, gold and brilliant gold work; and only 70 churches in the world can display the Vatican banner and our Cathedral of Arequipa is one of them.

Where is the Cathedral of Arequipa located?

It is located in front of the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa, located north of the square.

How to get there?

To get to the Cathedral of Arequipa you must walk from your hotel, usually the lodgings are located around the historic center where the cathedral is located.

But if you want to know more about its history and all the mysteries it has, you can visit the museum that is inside the Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

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