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The Church of the Company Arequipa

Arequipa Peru

The Church of the company is one of the many churches in the historic centre, is located between the municipality Portal and the Portal de Flores.

The interior of the temple can be seen altarpieces of wood carved and covered with gold leaf. In the sacristy is the chapel of St. Ignatius, with murals polychrome which show tropical flora and fauna. The cloisters were built in the 18th century.

Church The Company. Arequipa Peru

Church The Company - Arequipa Peru

Historical Data

The construction of the Church of the company begins in the year 1590 and was under the direction of brother Felipe and was completed in 1698.

Its Architecture

The plant is of a Latin cross and consists of three deep chapels, a cruiser and a dome on pendentives. the temple and the facade, along with the rest of colonial monuments of the city of Arequipa, are made of Ashlar stone , is porous, cool, easy height and that more commensurate to the ornamental work.

The main faade of mestizo Baroque style is imposed as one of the masterpieces - seeded - of South American colonial decoration. It is distinguished by treating the surface relief and not in depth. Although belonging to the second half of the 17TH century his influence extends throughout 18th century not only in matarani environment, but also in the area of the Collao, La Paz and Potosi; novelty started with this planiforme decoration is the use American indigenous elements, plants, animals and raised issues of pre Hispanic mythology mixed with European motifs, which cover the faade with true horror of the void.

Inside include the high altar, one of the most beautiful in Arequipa, which holds in the central part one of the best paintings, the Virgin and child by the Italian painter Bernardo Bitti, who came to Peru in 1575.


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