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Address: Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: +51 54 229798
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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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A colourful spectacle

The monastery is open for sunset visits on Tuesday and Thursday and is definitely worth it! Bring a jumper for when the sun goes down and a camera as every room is a different... read more

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The monastery is open for sunset visits on Tuesday and Thursday and is definitely worth it! Bring a jumper for when the sun goes down and a camera as every room is a different colour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

interesting how Catholicism has entered this country! It is seen and reviewed so that you can understand the Catholic faith! hard work, frustration more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolutely charming and stunning place. Beautifully preserved and cared for. It's more like a small village than a convent. Beautiful courtyards and little streets, terracotta and cerulean blue walls, and the nuns' "cells" were just beautiful, though not very ascetic with private kitchens and space for a servant! Everywhere you walk there are more stunning sights. My camera ran... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not Religious but! I'm not a religious person but this was well worth the visit. Its a great time warp

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a fan of catholique kind of thing but i do recommend that one. We took the guide for a small coast and i reckon it was worth it to get some good information about the building and th nuns. They had an intersting life in there. The visit is intersting the building is imoressive.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be if the best sites in Arequipa, perhaps even Peru after Machu Pichu of course. A must see in Arequipa. Stunning terracotta walls with vibrant colours, well maintained and a city within a city. Try and go on Tuesdays or Thursdays when it is open till late and you can see it by candlelight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice energy, very tranquil, and includes free wifi spots :) You pay 40S entrance and a guide will show you some of the rooms for an additional 20S. The guided tour lasts a bit less than an hour. You could probably do it at your own pace, stopping to take photos, but it's nice to support the lovely guides and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and quiet oase in the city. Local guide if you want to. Large areas to walk around and explore. It is a nice little cafe inside. a little bit difficult to find. Smal lunch,coffee and cold drinks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a good few hours at the Monastery today and it was absolutely worth the time and the 40 sols entry fee. The place is just magical. Gorgeous architecture, paintings, colors, views, flowers, courtyards and garden... Layers of history, individual stories and religion... A very peculiar, emotional atmosphere in this sumptuous "city within the city", hard to put down in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit. For a $10 entrance fee you are really getting something special. A maze of well preserved and restored rooms/houses that were inhabited by Nuns last century. You can wander flower laden narrow streets and lanes as you learn about the history of this amazing Monastery. A must see in Arequipa.

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