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The church itself is a great example of Spanish colonial high-catholic art & decoration. The place is full of artwork, carving & altar-pieces. The interior is dark and a little smoky. No photos are allowed inside the church or the cloisters. The former is lovely,...More
The courtyard next to the church was pretty disappointing. The view was nothing.... One volcano across the top of ugly rooftops and a courtyard with some arches and complex carving. It's free but I would only bother to go in if you are walking past......More
The courtyard and cloisters are a lovely example of Baroque architecture from the 16th century. The design of the columns and workmanship of the main façade is stunning. This church was part of our tour through the Historic center which is designated a World Heritage...More
The Cúpula Policromada (multi-colored cupola) is the most beautiful place I've seen in Arequipa. Entrance to the church is free, but you must pay 10 soles to see the cupola. It is well worth it, The colors are vibrant and the entire room is painted...More
Better to go here in the afternoon, it can be included in a city tour so you get some info. The church is beautiful. Also the adjacent enclosed squares, full of beautiful masonry and with many shops and cafe/restaurants inside