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Address: Calle Melgar 303 | Esquina calle Melgar con Calle Peral, Arequipa 04000, Peru
Phone Number: 5151281188
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Peaceful and quiet

I was the only tourist in this museum when I visited. It's quiet and peaceful, a smaller version of the Santa Catalina monastery in some ways. The religious art is excellent and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I was the only tourist in this museum when I visited. It's quiet and peaceful, a smaller version of the Santa Catalina monastery in some ways. The religious art is excellent and there's information in each room about what you're seeing. There wasn't a guide available on my visit so I wandered solo, which would have been my preference anyway.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Small yet very interesting museum. I do recommend to take guidance service to learn more about each room in this monastery. The museum has art pieces from Cusquena Art School from 18th century. Nice central garden. If you happen to be around 12.00 you may as well listen to the cloister nuns singing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The guide of our walking tour suggested we go to this convent instead of the large one in the center of town. Very few visitors so we had most of the room. The ticket seller was very appreciative of the fact that we had chosen to visit them. Baked goods and soap made by the nuns are available for sale.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Such a cute little monastery and the entrance for students is only 10 soles. I think it's a good and much cheaper alternative to the big touristy Santa Catalina !

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Carla R, Administradora at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, indeed the entrance for students with their university ID would be S/. 10.00 Soles, which is a good price for what you´re going to find in the museum. As part of the museum team, we are glad to know that you enjoy your visit. please, if you wish, you can share your photos with us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We really enjoyed this convent - the architecture is beautiful and the buildings are well-kept, and the displays about the art were very interesting. My partner and I especially enjoyed the information about the techniques used, including applying gold leaf and making sculptures. If you are there at noon make sure to stop by outside the lower choir to hear... More 

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Carla R, Manager at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you comments. As part of the museum team, im glad to know that you enjoy your experience in the museum. As you said, at noon the nuns close the lower choir to sing the Angeluz, which makes the tour even more special, making this museum a living museum. Our compromise to all of our tourist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Opened 11 years ago to the public, Santa Teresa revealed to be the hidden jewel of Arequipa, and it still has not been surpassed by any of the other many attractions the white city offers. An still running convent for nuns with enclosure vow, Santa Teresa shows many artistic treasures. The collection of paintings is extensive and a magnificent sample... More 

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Carla R, Representante de ventas at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, we are glad to hear that you had a good experience in your visit to our museum. We are in fact, a jewel in the city, always trying to promote the culture and knowledge to our visitants. We invite you to visit our facebook page: @MuseoDeSantaTeresa were, if yoi want, you can post... More 

Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I wouldn't have sought out Santa Teresa but for the tour guide who mentioned their excellent cookies. What I found was a well organized exhibit about the history of the convent but also the art that is housed in it. Like its larger and better known counterpart Santa Catalina, Santa Teresa gives one insight into the religious lives of a... More 

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Carla R, Director of Sales at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this review

thank you very much for your review. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoy your visit to the museum and that it exceeded your expectations. If you want to have more information about the museum , you can find it on our official facebook page: @museodesantateresa . We hope to see you soon . More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Many tourists do not seem to visit the convent yet it is a peaceful and stunning place. The guide explained to us the different painting techniques used in Peruvian art. She then guided us through the different rooms and explaining the stories behind the different paintings.

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Sebastian_Angulo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I am very pleased to hear that our guide made your tour intresting. Do checkout our Facebook page for new upcoming news and photos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is the best museum in Arequipa. Take the guided visit, the guide explanation makes a world of difference!

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Sebastian_Angulo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Do checkout our Facebook page for upcoming news and photos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Went here on a super hot day. It was good to see but could have spent about half the time there that we did. Also you must be very quiet we got in trouble a few times. Some great views of the city from here.

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