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Convento de Santa Catalina

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Address: Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 401, Cusco, Peru
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+51 84 226032
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Convento de Santa Santa Catalina has an interesting museum

Actually, the Convento de Santa Santa Catalina can't be visited, because it is closed for the nuns who are living there. However the convent has a museum where you can see how the... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Actually, the Convento de Santa Santa Catalina can't be visited, because it is closed for the nuns who are living there. However the convent has a museum where you can see how the nuns were living in the past. That is very interesting. The places where they slept, without any privacy except a curtain, and also the places where they... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We popped in thinking this was just another church and were pleasantly surprised to discover a window into the world of cloistered my nubs in colonial Cusco. Be sure to ask about the ropes over the novices beds. And ask about discipline of local Peruvian children.

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Thank nycdoyle
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

I spent a good couple of hours wandering around this interesting and beautiful Convent. Well worth a visit.

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upstateNY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

The convent is worth the visit to see the architecture and artwork. I have to admit that the nun-dummies are a bit creepy. The artwork is a great example of the Cusco school of religious art.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Fascinating to see how women lived in a convent five hundred years ago in quite comfortable little residences for two. Encouraged companionship.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

I found entering the dark, cold halls of this working convent fascinating. The original artwork is amazing and the descriptions and exhibits describing what sacrifices women make to become Dominican nuns , especially in the past, is amazing. We even peeked through cracks in the doors and saw nuns behind closed doors isolated from the rest of the world carrying... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2016

quiet, only a few people there. entrance fee is very reasonable. it tell story about Santa Catalina and nuns who live there. Very nice.

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Thank devonmax123
Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016

The convent of Santa Catalina is a place that still has nuns that are not allow to leave the complex , they just pray. In the museum you can see mannequins dress as the nuns in their daily chores. It is a small museum, some meters from the cathedral and the main square. It will take less than an hour... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Personally we needed more time there, we went on a bus tour. The Library is very large, gardens beautiful and peaceful. More time is certainly needed. I even took photos of the wall paintings (frescos) and floor tiles (for patchwork purposes). I feel there was much more to see. I would return any time. Muy bueno exelente, yo volveria otro... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2016

This convent is extraordinary as it was constructed using parts of the old Inca ruins. Spending an hour in here is very interesting.

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