The Church of San Juan Bautista of Yanahuara, is very particular because its construction is made of Sillar in its entirety, this is a characteristic stone of the city of Arequipa because it is present in monuments, houses, squares and other buildings.
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It is a church of historical value, its construction concluded in 1750, which preserves the main doorway next to the high choir arch that is worked with foliage ornamentation (ornamentation of buds and leaves), belonging to the eighteenth century.
Getting to the Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara is very easy because it is located next to the Main Square of the district of the same name, in the city of Arequipa.
When you arrive at the Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara, at first sight you will be impressed by its architecture. Here we detail you from the external inferior part, up to where it concludes:
Upon entering the church you will be surprised with the presence of a mural painting of the eighteenth century, this has the representation of two scenes, the first being the moment of the baptism of Christ with two religious in a landscape full of trees and the other is a baroque altar with the figure of the Virgin of the Rosary between Santa Catalina de Siena and the famous Santa Rosa de Lima.
The best date to travel to Yanahuara and visit the church is June 24, as it is the celebration in honor of the birth of San Juan Bautista. This ceremony includes the traditional mass, a procession on behalf of the saint, serenades, dances, fireworks and other activities that make it one of the most impressive festivities of this destination.