San Agustin Church, Arequipa

San Agustin Church, Arequipa (must see)

Located on a street bearing the same name, Iglesia de San Agustín is an impressive Baroque-style church built in 1575. Like many other Arequipa buildings, San Augustin Church suffered a lot of damage during the strong earthquake of 1868, but it underwent a series of restorations in the 19th century. During the restoration some Neoclassical ornamentation was added to the interior and the facade. Inside, notice the careful attention to decorative detail reflected in the rich ornate dome, the impressive high altar and fine golden carvings. There are also several large paintings in the central area of the church depicting religious life in the city during the colonial era.

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San Agustin Church on Map

Sight Name: San Agustin Church
Sight Location: Arequipa, Peru (See walking tours in Arequipa)
Sight Type: Religious
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Historical Churches

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