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Address: Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: (54) 229 798
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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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Excellent, this place is well worth a visit. The guides are very informative and speak excellent English.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent, this place is well worth a visit. The guides are very informative and speak excellent English.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful monastery, still in use. It has many brightly coloured walls, beautiful gardens, amazing photo opportunities, views to the volcano and an insight into days gone by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was extremely impressed by this place. Stunning architecture, art and history. A walled labyrinth of small streets and buildings covering several blocks of downtown Arequipa.. chock full of endless photo opportunities. On a sunny day the light and color of the narrow lanes and courtyards is truly amazing. Take your time here...it's big...I would suggest an entire afternoon if... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small village within the city. Great tour guides (for a fee) in English. Enjoyed the peaceful cafe inside as well.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take your time. This is a deceptively large space. Wonderful look at the past and the history of this monastery. Also - a wonderful place to just stroll and relax- beautiful. My wife and I went at different times- she with a guide and me without. After talking with her, it is clear that the guide was very helpful in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

beautifully kept and restored. a cafe inside the convent was a plus! plenty of informational plaques in both english and spanish, a guide is not needed. visitors are free to wander around without hassle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not to be missed this extensive monasery which will rovide some insight in the colonial (catholic) period of Arequipa, do not miss some of the cells and the kitchen. Great for making some very colourful pictures

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Saint Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I highly recommend going to this monastery. It is quite magical, and the colors of the walls, arches, age-old stones, and shadows all add to the experience. We went about 3 pm, and the colors and shadows were beautiful. By the time we left about 5pm, the sun was too low to shine into the monastery roadways/hallways very much. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here on one of the days they are open until 8pm (Tues and Thurs). It was magical at night. A sprawling town within the city with candles, lanterns and fires lit all over the place. The courtyards are stunning and walls are painted in different colours - red and blue being the most striking. It is also full... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So visiting a monastery was hardly on my list of things to do while in Arequipa. It was however included as part of the city tour we did. And it turned out to be one of the highlights! It is historically very relevant and just being able to glance into the lives of the nuns who have lived there for... More 

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