Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), Arequipa

#4 of 14 in Historic Sites in Arequipa
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Dating back to 1750, Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista) represents an old stone church and popular wedding spot. The ornate church was built in a distinct Andean Baroque style that uses South American decor patterns on European-type buildings. Observe the church’s famed stone facade, done in a fine Ashlar masonry style and using sillar, a pearly white volcanic rock popular in Arequipa. The church is meters away from the district's iconic observation deck. While you’re admiring the structure you may see a wedding party heading to or from the church. Using our custom trip planner, Arequipa attractions like Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This little church is set in the square at Yanahuara. It has beautiful carving on the outside emphasising the merging of catholic and Incan beliefs, some of which are really quite surprising!  more »
  • Oh no another church. You wouldn't come here for this church but a lot of tours stop here for the view of Arequippa and therefore take the opportunity of popping in. It isn't always open. What we...  more »
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