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Claustros de la Compañía, Arequipa

Claustros de la Compañía - Arequipa, Peru
Claustros de la Compañía
General Morán 118 y Palacio Viejo 115, Arequipa, Peru 5154Map
+51 54 21 0121
Overview

This is the only building in Arequipa that is preserved just as it was during the colonial period. Built in 1660 as a part of the monumental architectural complex of the old Society of Jesus monastery, its cloisters and corridors with high baroque-style stone arches display carvings and monograms related to the order of Jesuits, as well as gargoyles to carry rain water off the roofs. The lava-rock columns surround three large patios built in the Andalusian fashion. After its refurbishment, it now houses stores and offices.

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