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Convento de Santa Catalina

Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 401, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 226032
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Cusco is full of churches and convents and in my opinion one is much the same as another. It is a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Harlow, United Kingdom
Little Museum of Saint Catherine of Siena

The Dominican nuns take care of this convent and provide a little museum of Saint Catherine's life... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
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Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 401, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 226032
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cusco is full of churches and convents and in my opinion one is much the same as another. It is a nice convent, quite ornate. You are not allowed to takes pictures inside as with most of these places but you can take photos of...More

Thank KAZzzPAZzz
Reviewed September 5, 2017

The Dominican nuns take care of this convent and provide a little museum of Saint Catherine's life. There are often sisters on the grounds and they are friendly and approachable. Good photo op.

Thank happytrails555
Reviewed September 4, 2017

With so much to see and do around Cusco it is easy to miss this. Don't! This place gives you a deep sense of what convent life would have been like. It is impeccably curated and well worth the price of admission. The Spanish Catholics...More

Thank 162KarenP
Reviewed August 18, 2017

A typical Catholic church on the grand square in Cusco. Ornate details inside. The Cathedral is right across the square.

Thank lazarom501
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The convent is built on the Aqlla Wasi , the place of the virgins of the sun. The exhibit is a great way to see how colonial Cuzco was. The intricate robes worn by the Domincan Priest is noteworthy.

Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We visited many of the churches in town which helped make this place much more interesting since it was completely different. Rather than huge gold altars, you get a more true-to-life view of how nuns lived and worked. The frescoed room where they confessed their...More

Thank wuppertaler
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

The most interesting part of this Monastery is that it is built in the bare of the most important Inca nunnery building and inside, specially in the first floor, they have maintained the base of the Inca temple to top it up and convert it...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Walking around inside and outside , especially as outside gives you a great view of the history of the place.

Thank Patersontravel
Reviewed April 18, 2017

We took a tour here and found it fascinating. The grounds really speak of the Inka culture and spiritual belief. We thought it was very interesting, great history and art.

Thank m g
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Wonderful afternoon spent at the Monasterio Santa Catalina. Such a rich history and beautiful architecture. We hired one of the guides inside the Convent, highly recommended for the history and context. This is a must stop in Arequipa, which is itself such a wonderful city...More

Thank Manuel M
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