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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becky n
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
Nice architecture!
Nov 2021
This place was very interesting, our guide told us about the history and importance of this place during the colonial times, is a monasterio that is still working with ancient Rules!
Written November 30, 2021
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Neil S
9 contributions
Absolutely wonderful
Nov 2021 • Couples
Well kept monastery beautiful coloira and architecture.
It's a impressive place with a very interesting history
Written November 21, 2021
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Dan L
15 contributions
Very peaceful and beautiful place
Nov 2021 • Couples
This large complex built entirely in volcanic material is stunning and absolutely wonderful.
Hire the guides inside this place highly recommended
Written November 18, 2021
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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, France13 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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Monasterio de Santa Catalina is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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