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  The Cathedral of Arequipa -after 2001 earthquake
by besbel

The Cathedral of Arequipa is one of the most impressive churches in Peru. Located in the Main Square of Arequipa, it was first erected in late S. XVI, but after a fire it was rebuilded in 1844, using the ashlar ("sillar") and a neoclasic architectonical style.
Its interior is finely decorated with Carrara marble, (the main altar was made of that material) wooden European stalls around the choir, a neo gothic French pulpit and a XIX-century Belgian organ, one of the biggest in America.
It also has several gold and silver religious pieces of orfebrery.
The Cathedral is open:
Mon-Fri from 8:00-12:00 and 17:00-20:00. Sun from 7:00-13:00.

Address: Main Square of Arequipa

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2003
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