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Address: Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: (54) 229 798
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Description: Considered a masterpiece of colonial architecture, this monastery is a...
Considered a masterpiece of colonial architecture, this monastery is a large complex of rooms, picturesque plazas, ornate fountains and a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets.
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Arequipa the White city has many thing to offer you, on of this its During his visit to Arequipa, Viceroy Francisco Toledo was informed by the Town Corporation about their wish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Arequipa the White city has many thing to offer you, on of this its During his visit to Arequipa, Viceroy Francisco Toledo was informed by the Town Corporation about their wish, from years back, to found a monastery of nuns. He gave the necessary licenses to found the private monastery of nuns of the Order of Saint Catherine of Siena.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's definitely worth a couple of hours of your day to visit the Monastery if you've time during your stay. The monastery is steeped in history and dates back a few hundred years. As a result, it's a labyrinth of corridors and rooms, most of which are preserved and give you a feel for what it was like when it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I'm not Catholic and I found this interesting. This place is a very large, active monastery. Part of the monastery is sectioned off for the active nuns, and part is preserved to show us how the nuns lived in the past - their religious practices, their quarters, and how the community operated. Odds are, any brochure you have for Arequipa... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's not na importante place to go in Arequipa. The church, obviously is old, but has nothing lik "you must see". Please, in Arequipa, just take a trip to the Canyon and other outdoors atractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I may have visited the monastery the three times i have been in Arequipa over the years. There is magic in the visit, thinking through how the nuns lived there and the secrets they had. The last time i visited only official guides were allowed, that somehow was a bit odd on my view, but totally understandable given the amount... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a good start for our first day in Arequipa, I personally thought it was a little expensive considering that the fees did not include the guide, so we walked at our own pace reading and taking photos whenever we wanted, you can see the whole thing in about 1 1/2 hours. Over all it was an interesting visit... More 

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Lima, Peru
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Monastery is one of the top rated tourist to-dos in Arequipa, but with a ticket price at 40 soles a person, it was unfortunately not in our budget! It's a beautiful building from the outside, and there seemed to be a big crowd going in for tours, but 40 soles for a historical tour of a monastery? No thanks.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

explored the old monastery in Arequipa - interesting history and look into a different way of life. Interesting photo ops

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It's nice. I went twice with different tours. The first guide was amazing. The second was not very full of information. It's interesting from an historical point of view. Originally, the nuns were not living a very austere life. This depended on how much their families could pay. It's a complete city within a city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a very big complex of colorful buildings and streets enclosed by huge sillar walls. It is a convent dating from the mid-1500s where several hundred nuns lived (and some still do today). It is a warren of buildings and streets, housing living quarters, kitchens, chapels, refractories, infirmary, gardens etc. It is a place where you could just wander... More 

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Address: Address: Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: (54) 229 798
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa

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