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Monasterio de Santa Catalina

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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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Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
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+51 54 221213 Anexo 101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a different experience altogether I will say. I think one should take a guide to be able to really appreciate what the place is about. I of course only read the literature & then walked around which was really nice but I think...More

Thank anupriya_singhal
Reviewed 2 days ago

Try to visit during one of the night time tours. The monastery is lit by candles and very quiet. It was an ethereal experience. We went without a tour guide as there were descriptions for most rooms and it was nice to explore on our...More

Thank nomad712
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are a photagraphy enthusiast or just appreciate beatiful surroundings this is a must for you and well worth the 11$ entrance fee. A collage of color , light ,shadows ,shapes gardens and architecture .

Thank david s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the monestary in August. It’s gorgeous and you should lay out a good chunk of time to properly visit. You can do a self guided tour with a travel book easily or book a tour once you arrive. I think it cost $20?...More

Thank Kayla M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the time and money. Very interesting tour that gives some of the flavor of Arequipa in colonial times.

Thank jc19602015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing and beautiful place. We went a bit before sunset on one of their open late days. Did the tour circuit once in with the light and once after sundown. Not to be missed.

Thank Wil C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, this place was huge, and gave a fascinating view of a Spanish, Peruvian convent. Huge open courtyards surrounded by the nun’s rooms, chapels, prayer spaces and cooking facilities plus gardens a mini town. Guide information in several languages means you don’t...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 5 days ago

A magical place where you get to learn about Clausura ahd their history. With an extra 5 soles each with the 40 soles for the entrance (being a group) we had s guide to explain everything to us in English

Thank Sylvana B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The massive buildings are dating back from the beginning of the Spanish occupation. Interesting to see the architecture and to hear about the life style of those days.

Thank paulsagiv
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We sent a couple hours here just wandering the corridors. It’s extremely beautiful on its own, but learning the history makes it even more amazing. The life of the nuns seems very difficult, and it’s crazy to think the lives they lived were so solitary...More

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ShihD
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Leonie T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I took so long to answer. Our tour was booked via Peru Best Tours. Diana there is extremely helpful. Check them out on facebook. They can customise the tour to your needs.
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AlamedaCraig
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
La única limitación para tomar fotografías es el uso de flash a los lienzos
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Luisa R
April 11, 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
Estimada Luisa Los días Martes y Miércoles el Monasterio atiende hasta las 8:00 pm, los demás días hasta las 5:00 pm, no es necesario hacer reserva, la esperamos
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