One of the historical points in Arequipa, that the visitor cannot miss, is the San Miguel Arcángel de Cayma Church, which was built entirely of ashlar in the 1700s.
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In the San Miguel Arcángel de Cayma Church you will be able to visualize the structure that it possesses: in the first body it highlights the entrance, that has an arch with details of relief, with four columns to the sides and a wooden door. In the part of the second body there is a beautiful central niche with the representative figure of the Virgin of the Candelaria that to the sides exposes impressive ornaments, likewise, the images in high relief of Santo Domingo and San Francisco de Asis.
Inside the church you can appreciate paintings belonging to the Cusco School and the Via Crucis with the 12 stations, also a high altar of gold leaf wood that impresses by the lateral luminosity that it presents.
One of the most important festivities in the district of Cayma is the celebration of the Virgin of Calendaría, main patron saint of the San Miguel Arcángel Church. This tradition has as main date the 2nd of February of each year, venerated since the 1600s, where her presence was of relevance, accompanying the region of Arequipa in the most desolate moments of the time.
To visit the San Miguel Arcángel de Cayma Church, you have to get to Arrospite Street, which is located in the Plaza de Armas of the Cayma district of the city of Arequipa.