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Monasterio de Santa Catalina Admission Ticket
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Monasterio de Santa Catalina Admission Ticket

By Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:2h
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Ticket type:Mobile


  • Admission Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio de Santa Catalina
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61669P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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1_on_the_go
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Beautiful place to stroll with a glimpse into the past.
The convent covers 5 acres and is a charming place to stoll, with lots of flowers, interesting rooms, and streets t
Manuel V
Manuel V
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Amazing place!
This is more than a religious place. First of all, get a guide! If you visit this place by yourself, you will miss
NBbeckyn
NBbeckyn
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Nice architecture!
This place was very interesting, our guide told us about the history and importance of this place during the coloni
jnariek
jnariek
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A city within a city
As soon as you walk in to this place it seems like it would have been the same 200 years ago. They’ve taken great p
MaelineFerret
MaelineFerret
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Stunning place!
Really beautiful monastery, the guided visit is a must do and the guide speaks really clear Spanish (fans other lan
RichardK938
RichardK938
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Arequipa Monastery
Very nice convent. The courtyards are the highlights with their painted arches. Monks quarters are very spartan a
mvzegarra
mvzegarra
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Excellent place to travel to the past
Excellent place to learn some history, highly recommender a tour guide since they are many facts you wouldn’t know
Eliza-Beth-travles
Eliza-Beth-travles
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A must see!
Be transported back in time as you freely explore this old monastery! I skipped the tour as I had limited time, but
Nelly P
Nelly P
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A Must See in Arequipa
The monastery is like a city inside the city. You can get lost within the colorful painted walls of the complex and
NANASCCA
NANASCCA
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Is alright but...
There are places at a lower cost in order to learn and see colonial art, and architecture, somehow, it's up to you,
jgemza
jgemza
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Nice Tour
On a rainy day, our tour group visited this monastery for an hour and a half. Old sections still in good shape but
wunen
wunen
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A village within a town
Even when you are not a fan of museums or chapels this one is a must see. It's actually a village within a town so
GrahamP113
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Part of city trip
This is an amazing place in the heart of the city. Very peaceful and yet so large. To see the conditions the Nuns l
René E
René E
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Highlight of Arequipa
Take the 1h guided tour for 10 sols per person and you will learn very interesting things about the monastery.
joritnuehs
joritnuehs
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Beautiful monastry
We spend a couple of hours with our kids visiting this monastery. The rooms get a bit boring after a while but the
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Vicki R
San Juan Capistrano, CA42 contributions
Jun 2022
My husband and I visited the Monastery with a tour guide and thoroughly enjoyed it. The story behind the convent is truly fascinating and the property is beautiful! I would highly recommend going with a guide so you can hear the story and details of the Monastery....well worth the price!
Written June 14, 2022
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asm1105
New York City, NY29 contributions
We absolutely loved our visit to the monastery. I’m not a huge history buff, but the tour is 100% worthwhile (10 soles per person) and really interesting. The convent is strikingly beautiful and really massive. I joked with my husband that I never expected the most Instagrammable place I’ve possibly ever visited to be a 16th c Spanish convent! If you’re in Arequipa, this should be first on your list to visit.
Written July 16, 2022
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,752 contributions
Feb 2022
The entrance fee is 40 soles per person. For me it was quite expensive. You will spend around an hour visiting the complex. You don't need a guide but you can hire one at the entrance.
The complex is very big and there are so many houses that you can visit. The convent is very well preserved and very peaceful. Make sure to arrive very early to avoid big groups of tourists.
Written March 1, 2022
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Valérie S
Sherbrooke, Canada5 contributions
Feb 2020
The monasteria is really beautiful. We have visited on a rainy day, but we enjoy the visit even if we chose not to have a guide. I think I would recommend to take one, If I remember well, it was about 20 soles and it was possible to have a spanish, english and french guide. There was not a lot of people. It took about 1h30-2h00 for the visit.
Written March 10, 2020
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Robin P
Sydney, Australia362 contributions
Oct 2019
The St. Catalina Convent (Monastery) covers an area of 20,000 sq.m or one whole city block in central Arequipa. It dates from 1579, its architecture is Viceroyal and parts of it were built over different centuries. The buildings are made from volcanic sillar stone which is porous so there has been a lot of damage caused by earthquakes over the centuries and in 2008 it was placed on the World Monuments Watch. A lot of privately funded reconstruction/ restoration work has been conducted. It was opened to tourists in 1970, on the 430th anniversary of the founding of Arequipa in 1540.
The Convent housed cloisters of nuns of the Dominican Second Order from the 16th to 18th centuries. The nuns were cloistered, living in private cells, never able to return to their homes and families. I spent two hours waking around this incredible place; rooms used by the nuns have been left furnished exactly as they were so long ago. Even the kitchen areas have the original pots and pans. Novices entering the Order had a decent size room (cell), Nuns had bigger ones if from wealthy families and they got to bring their servants with them. If a married woman wanted out of a marriage and hubby agreed, she could enter and live out her life in the convent but could not remarry – this was not common however and the Bishop had to give permission.
The washing (laundry) area consisted of a line either side of a (then) “river” (stream) of water in the middle. The tubs were differently sized for small clothes to large sheets etc. Stop the water flow with a rock which redirects the water into the tub, place a carrot in the bottom of the tub to contain the water. So simple yet so clever. Nuns (not many) and two novices still live in the convent but since the Reformation in the 1800s, they all live, sleep and eat together. This place is so huge; there’s a garden within the block which was previously a women’s prison. It’s a must visit. St Catalina’s Monastery is open 9am-5pm Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat and from 9am-8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Admission is Sol 40 or half price for children under 21.
Written February 9, 2020
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AnonymousInPeru
Paris, France23 contributions
Jul 2022
We came with a family of 5 (3 children aged 14, 13, 10). We didn't take a guide and just strolled around the place. There is plenty of information to help you understand what you are looking at. Most of all, this is just a lovely place to spend an hour or two in Arequipa. I highly recommend!
Written July 11, 2022
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Monishika G
2 contributions
Dec 2019
My tour guide was not good and the place felt very ordinary. There were parts like the rooms, kitchens, open spaces etc that very very pretty but rest of it felt very boring. I am not sure if such a bad experience was because of my guide but in retrospect I would not have spent 60 Sols on this
Written January 1, 2020
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mark f
Scarborough, UK85 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
The whole site captures the essence of simplicity and piety through generations of nuns. The art work and relics are displayed beautifully and many without protection which allows the visitor to get close to original frescoes and frieze’s. Peace and tranquillity can be found wandering the little city within a city. Well worth a visit.
Written August 2, 2022
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Matvl
4,319 contributions
Visiting the monastery was really delightful. Yes it is a site with a lot of stories; and great to hear some of these. But more than that it is a really beautiful complex to walk around - extremely photogenic with light and colour and simplicity. Just a lovely place to visit,
Written August 6, 2022
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Luis Zuzunaga
Portage, WI21 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a must to visit place in Arequipa. It is a very large complex with thick lava brick blocks called “Sillar”. Many large and small individual “celdas” where the nuns lived over four hundred years old. Many “streets”, court yards give you a clear picture of life in this place.
Written February 13, 2020
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