We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

Plaza de Armas de Arequipa | El ingreso es por el portal lateral de la calle Santa Catalina., Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
+51 54 213149
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
In the heart of Arequipa in the Museum of the Cathedral, valuable pieces of art and culture, which reflect the beauty of its Catholic faith, shine for Peru and the world. Monday to Saturday of 10 – 17 hours, all year.En el Corazón de Arequipa en el Museo de la Catedral, brillan para el Perú y el mundo piezas valiosas de arte y cultura, que reflejan la belleza de su fe católica. Horario: Lunes a sábado de 10 am – 5 pm.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pipe organ” (6 reviews)
“bell tower” (9 reviews)
“carved cedar” (2 reviews)
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
Plaza de Armas de Arequipa | El ingreso es por el portal lateral de la calle Santa Catalina., Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
CONTACT
Website
+51 54 213149
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Arequipa
from US$291,25
More Info
from US$94,00
More Info
from US$115,00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (943)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"pipe organ"
in 6 reviews
"bell tower"
in 9 reviews
"carved cedar"
in 2 reviews
"main door"
in 2 reviews
"great view of the plaza"
in 2 reviews
"soles person"
in 2 reviews
"the main square"
in 10 reviews
"guided tour"
in 14 reviews
"religious artifacts"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 8 reviews
"tour includes"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding volcanoes"
in 2 reviews
"south america"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
in 5 reviews
"wandering around"
in 2 reviews
"white city"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is so much plainer than many of the other over-the-top ones we have seen in South America. The exterior is magnificent and takes up one side of the Plaza de Armas but the inside is quiet and calm, with little gold. Definitely worth...More

Thank Fiona1110
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guided tour done in both Spanish and English. Our guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer lots of questions. We were lucky enough to be on tour when Arequipa's only organist came in to practice, so we got to hear the...More

Thank GreenMtnTraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

If you know the history of the Cathedral, you can’t miss it. If you are religious, you can’t miss it even more. The guides are nice.

Thank Aníbal M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2018

lovely cathedral where you cant take pictures inside even with paid ticket. Celebration of Corpus Christi the most spectacular I've ever seen

Thank racuch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The white volcanic stones which they used to built most of the important buildings in the city is where the nick name of the white city comes from

Thank Luis M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The cathedral is beautiful! The organ in the back is not the largest one I've seen, but is definitely one of the most beautiful. During the tour as you pass through all of the rooms, you can't help but think about how much history is...More

Thank Wellington49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

A very impressive cathedral and well worth popping in for a look around the area is safe as policia are on every corner

Thank HomerJSimpson01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Church. It is a must. Try to go on mass time. Well worth the visit. Do the tour if you can

Thank Chuchorincon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The main square and the cathedral are the most beautiful I've seen in South America so far after a 15 months trip. Worth visiting also during the night.

Thank Ofek O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2018

You can go in early in the morning and late in the afternoon I believe. Lovely looking cathedral which you can take photos.

Thank amberella2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 111 hotels in Arequipa
Katari Hotel at Plaza de Armas
412 reviews
.06 km away
Hostal Maison Plaza
36 reviews
.06 km away
La Plaza Arequipa Hotel Boutique
140 reviews
.06 km away
Plaza Residence
37 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Restaurants
El Mar de Copas
48 reviews
.10 km away
La Plaza Bar & Grill
157 reviews
.06 km away
La Lucha
414 reviews
.12 km away
Mamut
295 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Centre of Arequipa
1 692 reviews
.04 km away
Plaza de Armas
3 226 reviews
.05 km away
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
515 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cathedral of Arequipa Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor