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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

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Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 426-5521
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Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the...

Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima.

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Interesting church

Some pretty interesting art. The history is interesting as well though not a major site. I would recommend it as part of a larger tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some pretty interesting art. The history is interesting as well though not a major site. I would recommend it as part of a larger tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the tour. Not too busy even on a weekday. Lots to see. Good vibes. Not too crowded. Good souvenir shops. Not far from the city center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Monastery again on our second visit to Lima. It is right near the main square and has a very subdued exterior. The interior however has a richness of detail. As you enter the grounds, you pass into a large entry room which set the tone of the visit having rich woods, leather, high ceilings and grand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as part of our city tour of Lima. The church is nothing grand-- but the monastery courtyard is really pretty with mosaic tile walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a block from the main plaza, you'll find Santo Doming. The church is not something special, but the monastery is really nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a half day guided tour of Lima that included visit to this Monastery. The monastery is walking distance from the main square. Built in 15th century, monastery is well maintained and house relics of some famous saints. It is a nice place to spend few hours walking around and learn about its history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This site was part of a city tour. It's in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the city center. The carved wooden ceiling at the entrance is a work of art. It's really worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is interesting way to spend a few hours in central Lima. The monastery is from the 15th century and houses the relics of some famous saints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

An interesting guided tour of the monastery and catacombs. Very well preserved considering its age. Unfortunately they don't allow pictures to be taken inside anymore. Worth stopping by if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The tour cost 10 sol and was worth it. Was amazing to hear about the extensive history of this Monastery. So beautiful!

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