Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa and its collection

Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

The Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, also known as La Catedral de Arequipa, is a significant religious monument dating back to the 17th century. It is one of the earliest of its kind in the city of Arequipa, making it a site of historical and architectural interest.

Architectural Style and Materials of the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

The Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa was constructed using ignimbrite, a type of volcanic stone, and brick vaults. This gives the cathedral a unique architectural style, blending neo-renaissance and gothic influences. This combination of styles and materials makes the cathedral a fascinating site for those interested in architecture and history.

Interior Features of the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

Inside the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, visitors can find a main altar made from Carrara marble, a pulpit intricately carved in oak by the artist Buisine Rigot, and a large organ of Belgian origin. This organ is one of the largest in South America, adding to the cathedral's unique appeal.

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ESBasílica Catedral de Arequipa
ES Catedral de Arequipa

Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
Plaza de Armas
04001 Arequipa

Visitor information Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday Closed


AdultsPEN 10.00
University StudentsPEN 5.00

The entrance to the Cathedral during mass hours (Sundays at 7 am) is free.


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Location & Map

Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

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