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“interesting and illuminating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Teresa Convent & Museum of Colonial Art

Santa Teresa Convent & Museum of Colonial Art
Melgar 303, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #18 of 61 things to do in Arequipa
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“interesting and illuminating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

worth a side visit while in town. great inside view on what life was like for the nuns, and the tourguides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Visited June 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Lovely to get a little lost”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Enjoyed the peace and quiet of wandering through this pretty warren right in the middle of the town. Decent multi-language signs in rooms explaining briefly what it is you're seeing.

Visited June 2012
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Nashville
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4 attraction reviews
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“very interesting history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

expensive but invest in a guide. products, soaps and creames worth it.

Visited March 2012
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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“Convent Filled with Colonial Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Perhaps grabbing hold of Santa Catalina convent’s coattails, the Santa Teresa convent opened its doors to the public in the last few years; the nuns have retreated to a secluded area. Founded as a Carmelite convent in the 1600s, the artwork accumulated over the centuries is on display in some of the rooms, all capably described by guides speaking various languages. You can also go solo. A stairway leads up to a room overlooking the attached church, where the nuns watch services through a screen hiding them from the world. Colorful gardens and a fountain grace the courtyard, offering a serene respite from the bustling streets. Entrance is 10 soles (US$3.70)..

Visited January 2012
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