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Monasterio de la Recoleta

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Address: Recoleta 117, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054/270-966
Description: This 17th century convent has been rebuilt several times due to earthquake...
This 17th century convent has been rebuilt several times due to earthquake damage. Now a museum, its rooms contain mummies, masks and souvenirs collected on missionary travels.
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lovely Recoleta

this place is nice, there is nices restaurants all around this area and few places to do some shopping.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

this place is nice, there is nices restaurants all around this area and few places to do some shopping.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The staff couldnot really explain the site in english. Highlight of the visit is for sure the old library with very old books in an impressive condition. The others rooms, however, missed a "continous red line". The "mirador" is nothing but a joke.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

You have to cross the river then up a busy road. It was lovely to find this oasis of calm. I liked the rooms of the Mother Superior and the Amazon and pre Inca times. The library is stunning with four hundred year old books on display; and a chart showing the creation of the world as 4000 BC. It... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We enjoyed Recoleta as much if not more than Monasterio de Santa Catalina! The history of this site alone is worth the visit but the museum rooms were impressive in the artifacts displayed. The library is stunning as well.

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Reno, Nevada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Formal museums feature bigger collections, but this small monastery allows the chance for a leisurely, up close look at its various collection rooms. One with stuffed birds shows a few species you might see flying around. Diverse ceramic samples, along with mummies, textiles and other artifacts, show distinctions between different cultures from the past. Amazonian creatures including piranha fill one... More 

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Fairfield, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We so enjoyed our first visit two years ago, that we again put it on our itinerary. This time, we were totally on our own and it was fun to re find the Amazon room, the various nooks and most of all the library--which we were escorted into. The library is amazing. The number and age of the books draws... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This small museum--somewhat obscure and set well away from the downtown core--is a JEWEL if you love books or libraries. I knew there was a library on the tour (lowercase "l") but when we finally arrived there, at the end of the tour, I was a-m-a-z-e-d. It's beautiful. (O to have some java and be able to just sit and... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were fascinated by the size of this monastry hidden away from the center. The guide was very well informed and spoke a clear English. The variety of this museum was the astonishing part. The various exhibits on the life of the Franciscans were followed by exhibitions on the animals of the jungle, the inhabitants of the jungle and the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Loved the Monasterio de la Recoleta! A short walk from the Plaza. The library is truly amazing, too bad we could only stay for 15 minutes. The architecture is beautiful.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

As per my other reviews of monasteries in Arequipa, a visit to Recoleta is a wonderfuly experience. Make sure you time your visit so that you can also see the library on the grounds because it is only open for a brief period every hour, and that is something you will not want to miss. We thoroughly enjoy our visit... More 

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Address: Recoleta 117, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 054/270-966
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa

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