Arequipa - Santa Catalina (126)

Arequipa155 photos

Description

Coordinates: 16° 23′ 54″ S, 71° 32′ 12″ W

Located in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,380 m above sea level and close to the volcano El Misti, Arequipa is the capital of the Arequipa Region in southern Peru and is the second most populous city of the country. The colonial Spanish buildings built of sillar, a white volcanic rock, gave the city its name La Ciudad Blanca (“The White City”).

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Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

It is the most important neoclassical building in Peru, result of the reconstruction started in 1844 and completed three years later and led by architect Lucas Poblete. Its interior is composed of three naves whose right nave faces one of its side façades that opens on the main square, of which it occupies a whole side. This main facade is divided by Corinthian columns.

Santa Catalina Monastery

Founded in 1580 the Convent, in which nuns are still living, is a walled small city with narrow streets, passages, stair cases and small squares. This city in miniature was closed to the public until 1970, combines the white colour of the sillar with other tonalities, like ochre, indigo and orange.

Iglesia de la Compania

This 17th century cloister built by the Jesuits in the purest Mestizo Arequipa style, has an impressive carved façade that was finished in 1698. Its sacristy, called the Sistine Chapel of Arequipa, was the fruit of the work of anonymous indigenous artists.

Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara

The construction was carried out in the 18th century. The church is a temple that is made up of a single nave. The ship is accompanied by a tower that, unlike a temple, has a square base. The façade is of mestizo Baroque style and represents the image of Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the temple.

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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (2)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (71)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (31)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (100)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (159)
Arequipa (119) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (119)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (92)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (92)
Arequipa (154) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (154)
Arequipa (114) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (114)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (105)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (105)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (72)
Arequipa (122) Yanahuara
YanahuaraArequipa (122)
Arequipa (134) Church of San Agustin
Church of San AgustinArequipa (134)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (149)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (54)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (150)
Arequipa (155) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (155)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (89)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (174)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (138)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (143)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (172)
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Arequipa (89)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (128)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (163)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (35)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (183)
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Arequipa (84)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (176)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (129)
Arequipa (2) Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
Basilica Cathedral of ArequipaArequipa (2)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (141)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (63)
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Basilica Cathedral of ArequipaArequipa (147)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (153)
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Arequipa (177)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (133)
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Arequipa (171)
Arequipa (49) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (49)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (4)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (118)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (122)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (90)
Arequipa (128) Church of San Agustin
Church of San AgustinArequipa (128)
Arequipa (70) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (70)
Arequipa (103)
Arequipa (103)
Arequipa (14) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (14)
Arequipa (127) Church of San Agustin
Church of San AgustinArequipa (127)
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Arequipa (183)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (76)
Arequipa (156) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (156)
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Arequipa (167)
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Arequipa (158)
Arequipa (9) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (9)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (132)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (157)
Arequipa (35) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (35)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (169)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (113)
Arequipa (117) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (117)
Arequipa (58) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (58)
Arequipa (18) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (18)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (109)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (109)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (77)
Arequipa (104) Volcano Chachani
Volcano ChachaniArequipa (104)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (14)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (14)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (1)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (96)
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Arequipa (180)
Arequipa (138) Church of San Agustin
Church of San AgustinArequipa (138)
Arequipa (54) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (54)
Arequipa (85)
Arequipa (85)
Arequipa (115) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (115)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (179)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (23)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (64)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (189)
Arequipa (79) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (79)
Arequipa (44) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (44)
Arequipa (129) Church of San Agustin
Church of San AgustinArequipa (129)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (20)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (20)
Arequipa (131) Church of San Agustin
Church of San AgustinArequipa (131)
Arequipa (40) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (40)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (123)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (123)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (126)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (9)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (82)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (50)
Arequipa (66) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (66)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (49)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (49)
Arequipa (61) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (61)
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Arequipa (90)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (166)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (102)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (55)
Arequipa (3) Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
Basilica Cathedral of ArequipaArequipa (3)
Arequipa (93) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (93)
Arequipa (112) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (112)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (37)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (37)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (167)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (167)
Arequipa (7) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (7)
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Arequipa (170)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (5)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (5)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (12)
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Arequipa (87)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (115)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (115)
Arequipa (166) Church of Santo Domingo
Church of Santo DomingoArequipa (166)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (28)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (67)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (185)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (18)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (181)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (154)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (110)
Arequipa (111) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (111)
Arequipa (101) Volcano El Misti
Volcano El MistiArequipa (101)
Arequipa (13) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (13)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (10)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (10)
Arequipa (149) Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
Basilica Cathedral of ArequipaArequipa (149)
Arequipa (71) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (71)
Arequipa (74) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (74)
Arequipa (98) Volcano Chachani
Volcano ChachaniArequipa (98)
Arequipa (11) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (11)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (87)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (87)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (39)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (39)
Arequipa (23) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (23)
Arequipa (41) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (41)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (45)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (45)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (57)
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Arequipa - Santa Catalina (42)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (124)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (124)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (171)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (171)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (98)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (98)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (3)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (3)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (83)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (83)
Arequipa (65) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (65)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (156)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (156)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (188)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (188)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (140)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (140)
Arequipa (39) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (39)
Arequipa (47) Plaza de Armas
Plaza de ArmasArequipa (47)
Arequipa (116) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (116)
Arequipa (135) Church of San Agustin
Church of San AgustinArequipa (135)
Arequipa (30) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (30)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (80)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (80)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (52)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (52)
Arequipa (110) Church of San Juan Bautista de Yanahuara
Church of San Juan Bautista de YanahuaraArequipa (110)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (11)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (11)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (16)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (16)
Arequipa (20) Church of the Company
Church of the CompanyArequipa (20)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (103)
Arequipa - Santa Catalina (103)

Pictures taken with a Canon EOS1-Ds Mark III

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