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ATTRACTIONS IN THE CITY

Arequipa Cathedral and Museum


One of the first 17th century monuments in the City. It was built of "sillar" (a volcanic stone) in the
neoclassical style. It houses invaluable objects, like a church pulpit brought from Lille, France, and a
15-metre high monumental Belgian organ.

Visiting Hours : Temple: Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m. Museum: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Location : Located to one side of the Plaza de Armas.

Santa Catalina Monastery


Built in 1580 and eventually expanded to include cloisters, plazas, streets, tiled roofs, and
cobblestone paving, this walled citadel served as a totally enclosed convent for nuns from the city's
most distinguished families. The town's interior houses valuable colonial paintings of the Cuzco
School, carvings and figures, religious relics, and well-preserved physical settings typical of daily life
more than four hundred years ago.

Visiting Hours : Mon - Sun 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00 am - 8.00 pm. High
Season - 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Location : Santa Catalina street 301.

Santo Domingo Church and Convent


Built with a bell tower, it consists of a vestibule with a corner pedestal and an impeccable arch
beneath the choir. Visitors who venture inside can appreciate imagery and paintings with sacred
motifs. It is also remarkable for its side entrance, which is the oldest in Arequipa. The main cloister
of the convent was built around 1734. Considered the oldest temple in Arequipa, the Cristo
Crucificado (Crucified Christ) at the high altar is one of the most beautiful images in the temple, and
is associated with an old legend known as Quasimodo.

Visiting Hours : Monday - Friday 7.00 am - 10.30 am and 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm; Sat 7.00 am - 8.00 am
and 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm; Sun 6.00 am - 1.00 pm. Free admission.

Location : Intersection of Santo Domingo and Rivero streets.

Goyeneche House
Mid-16th century colonial-style mansion built of "sillar" stone. Cuzco-School paintings and
Granadina-School sculptures from the 17th century can be found here. It is named after Don Juan
de Goyeneche y Aguerreverre, who acquired it in 1782. It is currently home to the Arequipa Central
Reserve Bank. Visitors to its galleries can see a numismatic exhibition and admire works in gold.

Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday 9.15 am - 1.00 pm; 2.30 pm - 4.45 pm. Free admission, ID must be
shown.
Location: La Merced street 201.
Saint Augustine Church
Built in 1575, it features a façade dating from the early 18th century and is considered one of the
century's finest. Architecturally it belongs to the "Mestizo Baroque" style, with a preponderance of
"sillar" stone. Noteworthy features within the temple are the dome, the neoclassical altars, and
especially the high altar, which stands out for its fine carvings and gold-leaf embellishments.

Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm; Sat 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
and 3.00 pm - 9.00 pm; Sun 8.00 am - 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm. Free admission.

Location: Intersection of San Agustín and Bolívar streets.

Arequipa Santa María Catholic University Museum of Archaeology


It displays around 1,000 objects (ceramics, textiles, funerary bundles, as well as stone, metal and
wood artefacts) from the different cultural groups that developed in the region from 12,000 B.C. to
the colonial period: Nazca, Tiahuanaco, Wari, Churajón, Acarí, Aruni and Inca, in addition to
transitional and colonial items.

Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.00 pm. Free admission.

Location: Cruz Verde street 303.

Saint Francis Church and Complex

The complex encompasses the Franciscan church, the convent, and a minor temple known as the
Temple of the Third Order. Highlights within the church include the Baroque pulpit decorated in bas-
relief and the silver frontispiece of the high altar. A short passageway named "El Manguillo de San
Francisco" has also been integrated into the complex, which separated the church from what was
once the first girls' school, and later, the women's prison. It has been converted into a marketplace
for traditional handicrafts known as "Fundo El Fierro" (Iron Ranch).

Visiting Hours: Monday - Sunday 7.00 am - 10.00 am and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Convent: Monday -
Saturday 9.00 am - 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm.

Location: Zela street, block 1 w/o No.

Santa Teresa Monastery Museum of Viceregal Art


Formerly the Monastery of Discalced Carmelites of San José. For nearly three centuries, time has
stood still in every space and feature, owing to the cloistered nature of the monastery. It houses the
most exquisite collections of paintings, sculptures, religious artefacts, and furnishings from the 16th
to 19th centuries.

Visiting Hours: Monday - Saturday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm; Sun 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Location: Melgar street No 303


San Agustín National University Museum of Archaeology
Its premises exhibit pre-Hispanic textiles, mummies, and stone and metal objects. It houses valuable
ceremonial "keros" and cups in its Yabar Collection.

Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.00 pm.

Location: Intersection of Álvarez Thomas and Palacio Viejo streets.

Municipal History Museum


It features goods donated by Arequipan families who had jealously guarded the relics of their
ancestors. It was established on 18 August 1955 in the upper floors of the Municipal Library. Later,
on 15 August 1977, it was moved to its present location. The property was donated by the
Presbyterian Jorge Antonio del Fierro Velarde.

Visiting Hours: Monday - Saturday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm.

Location: Plaza San Francisco 407.

Casa del Moral (Mulberry House)


An 18th century mansion, it is one of the oldest and most important architectural monuments from
the Baroque era in Arequipa. The house owes its name to an old mulberry tree growing in its main
patio. Decorated with colonial- and republican-era furniture. The gate built of "sillar" is itself a work
of art, featuring finely carved figures. Also noteworthy is a room with very old maps of America,
dating from the 16th century.

Visiting Hours: Monday - Saturday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm; Public holidays 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Locationn: Moral street 318.

RESTAURANTS
Zig Zag
The Mountains and de foods that are produce there aree the inspiration behind the dishes at Zigzag
Restaurant,whose menú has been defined as “Alpanndia”, combining unique ingredients and
culinary techniques from the Alps and the Andes.The house specialties are meat and fish dishes
cooked on volcán rock, a element.The menú alse offers fusión dishes and delicious desserts.Monday
to Sundey and Holidays: 12:00-23:00,Tel:054-206020,www.zigzagrestaurant.com,Adress: Clle Zela
210 - 212

La Nueva Palomino
The hitorical picantería La Nueva Palomino in one of the most emblematic establishments in
Arequipa. A tradition of good taste,excellent inputs and depp feelings of love for the land,wich has
remained in forcé since 1895 in the traditional district of Yanahuara,Leoncio Prado 122 – Yanahuara
– Arequipa,info @lanuevapalomino.com, fb/La nueva Palomino,Phone(054) 252393
La Trattoria del Monasterio
The best of italian Gastronomy with the touch of Arequipa

Calle Santa Catalina 309, Arequipa- Telf.054 204062 – 054 231149, cel 959373511

www.latrttoriadelmonasterio.com

Cata Fior
Fusion of world cousine.Located in a beautiful restored mansión.Special breakfast,brunch,lunch and
dinner.Phone#. 054 251868 Reservation: reserva@casafior.com

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK


Month of May
01 Feast of the Virgin of Chapi
Many people travel to Chapi to venerate the virgin who is the most important in the region
04 Anniversary of Cotahuasi – La Unión