Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina, Arequipa

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Ran poot
New Delhi, India4 contributions
A city within a city
Oct 2021 • Family
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 pride in preserving the history and maintaining everything as it should be, it adds more intrigue that Nuns are still living there in what seems like a secret quarter, hidden away from tourists. Winding passages, gardens, roof top views, this place is vast with so much history to divulge. 100% recommended.
Written October 16, 2021
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MaelineFerret
Palaiseau, France12 contributions
Stunning place!
Oct 2021
Really beautiful monastery, the guided visit is a must do and the guide speaks really clear Spanish (fans other languages as well).
Written October 13, 2021
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Sophie W
8 contributions
A place that shouldn't be missed
Aug 2021 • Couples
This convent looks like a small colonial citadel, it's worth to hire one of the guides inside, they are really informative and it lasts one hour and after its possible to stay longer.
Written September 15, 2021
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL642 contributions
Arequipa Monastery
Apr 2021
Very nice convent. The courtyards are the highlights with their painted arches. Monks quarters are very spartan as is the kitchen. This tour gives a real feel for how the monks live their simple lives.
Written May 5, 2021
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Manuel V
23 contributions
Excellent place to travel to the past
Dec 2020 • Couples
Excellent place to learn some history, highly recommender a tour guide since they are many facts you wouldn’t know about.
Remember to take your camera and your walking shoes!!
Written December 7, 2020
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Elizabeth
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
A must see!
Feb 2020
Be transported back in time as you freely explore this old monastery! I skipped the tour as I had limited time, but I enjoyed the liberty of walking around the vast property. I spent about an hour here but wished I could have stayed longer as it is so rich in history and so peaceful!
Written July 6, 2020
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Nelly P
Sofia, Bulgaria49 contributions
A Must See in Arequipa
Mar 2020
The monastery is like a city inside the city. You can get lost within the colorful painted walls of the complex and take amazing pictures without other tourists in them.
Written March 28, 2020
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Skaramoosh
Edmonton, Canada3,708 contributions
Loved It!
Jan 2020
If you have only time for one visit to a historic venue...look no further....this is it!

The Monastery of Santa Catalina is a monastery of nuns of the Dominican Second Order.

After we got our tickets we decided to hire one of the monastery's tour guide to take us around and inundate us with some history.

The grounds have been kept very well. At it's peak there was close to 200 nuns living in this monastery from what we were told. There are still a handful of nuns that reside in the monastery currently.

After 90 minutes of an insightful and leisurely tour we were allowed to roam around and wander on our own as there was no time limit.

Highly Recommended!
Written March 21, 2020
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EBPandDSP
Greenville, SC260 contributions
A city within a city: very beautiful
Feb 2020 • Friends
Really an amazing site. If possible try to get a guide or book to tell you what you’re seeing. For example, even though this cloistered assembly of buildings was (and is still) for women, it’s properly a monastery, not a nunnery (just a little hint of stuff that is not what you might expect). And it’s so lovely! A total must see in Arequipa.
Written March 21, 2020
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NANASCCA
Nasca - Ica13 contributions
Is alright but...
Jan 2020
There are places at a lower cost in order to learn and see colonial art, and architecture, somehow, it's up to you, travelers, as a personal experience all, go wrong since you go a buy your admission ticket, the man at the front desk takes his time(way too slow), and inside you have to wait sometimes too much time to get a guide to make the visit, better do the it on your own.
Written March 11, 2020
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Monasterio de Santa Catalina is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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