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San Agustín Church

Mestizo Baroque style church, with an ornate façade and an impressive collection of religious art.

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The Augustinian Fathers arrived in Arequipa in 1572 and two years later founded the convent. The construction began in 1575, but was delayed for several years, being concluded in the seventeenth century. In the construction the architects Nicolás Alonso, Andrés de Espinoza, Francisco Flores Flores and Nicolás Alonso were successively involved. Andrés de Espinoza, Francisco Flores and Juan de Aldana.

The architectural complex of San Agustín is composed of the church and the cloisters, both of which form the convent. Architecturally they are of the same conception and the same original design. It belongs to the mestizo baroque with a predominance of ashlar, the front of two bodies has floral motifs and foliage with carved angels with skirts holding a branch of flower.


Intersection of San Agustin and Bolivar streets, Arequipa Metropolitana (one block from the main square).


In the interior of the temple the dome and the neoclassical altars stand out and especially the high altar for its carving and its applications in gold leaf and its antero-christy is small with a barrel vault all of ashlar.


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