09.00 am passengers will be collected from your respective hotel
la basilica cathedral of arequipa, where we can visit the two
jewels of the city of arequipa; the belgian organ and the pulpit
of french origin made in l'ile by a famous french artist busines
La iglesia de la compañía de jesús (the
church of jesus’ company) a beautiful church with an impressive
frontage of half-caste, baroque style, here we can find elements
of native and european decoration, where we can interpret the
iconography of this epoch.
la cúpula de san ignacio de loyola y los claustros de la
compañía (the dome of san ignacio de loyola and
the cloisters of the company), in this dome we see a polychrome
decoration made with natural dyes and see a beautiful painting
of bernado vitti, (artist jesuit) that represents san ignacio
of loyola in the storta. inside the church we can appreciate the
works of another interesting artist - diego portales; it is presumed
that he was a pupil of pedro pablo rubens in europe. diego portale
painted pictures such as jesus’ entry to jerusalem and the
last supper; in the middle of the table you can see andean elements
as a guinea pig.
El monasterio y convento de santa catalina (the monastery and
saint catalina convent of siena) which dates back to the end of
the 16th century. it represents to the spanish influence; this
place is considered to be a citadel inside the city of arequipa.
it is rich in architecture and painting. it the year 1970 a part
of the monastery opened itself for visitors .it has a current
area of 20 426.00 square meters. in its day there were 500 women
of whom 180 were religious and the rest there were the maidens
(servants) who were serving the nuns. even now nuns still live
in the northern area of the convent.
it is well-known for lodging women of the colonial epoch and some
of these women had been forced by their own families to devote
themselves to the religion. ideally it was also a way of sheltering
of the society male chauvinist of the colonial epoch.
on this tour we will combine the visit of the colonial part of
arequipa with the surroundings which is found located in a quarter
of colonial style: yanahuara and also we will visit the lookout
point of carmen alto where there exists pre-incan terraces, an
excellent lookout point of the chilina valley and the three volcanoes,
misti chachani, pichu pichu.
note: – if you have more time we can add a visit to the
countryside of arequipa. a combination between the city tour and
the countryside tour we call it the combined visit and the time
of this tour is approximately 5 hours.
City tour in arequipa included:
- official english speaking guide
- transport in private car
- bottle of oxygen
- entrance fees