Explore the best Museums in Arequipa. The city of Arequipa has a wide variety of notable museums, which have historical and cultural remains from the pre-Inca to the Republican times. They reflect the great regional wealth and its tradition”. Arequipa has a great cultural wealth, which you can visit in the company of your family or friends.
One of the most popular places for travelers is the Andean Sanctuaries Museum where the Lady of Ampato is exhibited or the Municipal Museum that presents a sample of Arequipa’s history. Museums house a wide variety of incredible and unique pieces.
There is also the Santa Teresa Monastery and Museum of Viceregal Art, the Santa Teresa Monastery of Viceregal Art. It has 12 exhibition rooms, most of the rooms are themed. Themes such as the order of Carmen, Christmas, colonial goldsmithing, the passion, the saints of the church, the Virgin Mary, and the Monastery of Carmen de Arequipa are shown. In others there is a room for the interpretation of Colonial Art and a room for Temporary Exhibitions. The museum has a souvenir shop and a candy store.
Is the first modern art center in Peru. It was founded with the purpose of promoting culture and especially disseminating modern art in the city of Arequipa. The place has an incredible infrastructure, which is located in front of the old railway station.
This is a 17th century carmelite convent that is open to the public. The convent is filled with beautiful metalwork, colonial-era paintings and other historical artifacts.In the convent, there are 13 exhibition halls, a candy store and a souvenir shop. Fresh pastries baked by the nuns and soap made from the roses of the convent’s garden are among the products available for purchase in the convent. The tour is given by tour guides who speaks a variety of languages. The cost of admission tickets ranges from 5 – 20 soles and the convent is open from 9-5, Monday – Saturday.
The construction of the first church in the main square began in 1544 and the architect was Pedro Godinez. In 1940, the cathedral was elevated to the category of a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII. Inside the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, there are many valuable objects that present a history of over 400 years. Since the beginning of its construction, the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa has been reduced to rubble on numerous occasions by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Constant restoration has been required to keep the cathedral standing throughout the years.
This is a museum dedicated to the preserved, frozen body of a young Inca girl. The girl on-show in the museum was sacrificed to the gods in the 1450s and is known as ‘Juanita’. The guided tour is compulsory and while it is free, a tip is expected. During the tour, you will be brought through a series of dimly-lit rooms, housing artifacts from the expedition which led to the discovery of Juanita. Alongside these artifacts, there is also a short 20 minute video, detailing how Juanita was found. The tour lasts for about 1 hour and is offered in Spanish, English and French. While she is the main attraction of the museum, from January to April, Juanita is swapped for another ‘mummy’.
Feel the magic and the energy of Cusco and Machu Picchu, then continue to where the legend began – Lake Titicaca, to get off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the peace and tranquility on the shores of the Lake.
Peru is a multicultural country, and megadiverse, because it has different ecological floors, which have special microclimates, where ancient civilizations dominated the cold landscape of the Andes, and the hot coasts of the Pacific. It is also part of the great Amazon forest where a great variety of unique animals and plants coexist. This tour will take you to the most impressive landscapes in South America.
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