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

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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.
Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
+51 1 4276793
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to this Monastery and was surprised by the excellent maintenance given The Library and wall paintings are unique in Lima. Located about a 10' walk from the presidential palace.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A walking tour of downtown Lima would not be complete without a visit here, not far from the Presidential Palace. For Catholics this working convent is important as the final resting place of 3 of Peru's saints, especially St Martin de Porres. But for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Khufu8
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This monastery has gorgeous architecture which I feel is not to be missed while in Lima. It is right in the downtown historic area. Our guided tour was very informative. It also makes a great photo opportunity.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This church was large and had many areas with beautiful religions depictions. During our visit, some paintings and fixtures were covered as they were undergoing restoration. In my opinion, this church hasn’t been as well preserved as I expected it to be. I did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharms202
Reviewed October 8, 2018

While there are other sites worth seeing in Lima's Centro Historico, theMonastery of Santo Domingo is my favorite. It's a wonderful piece of historic architecture and the structure's history (be sure to see the library!) is meaningfully conveyed. The catacombs with their 'arranged' bone sculptures...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lewishe2002
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We had a guided tour of the Convent of Santo Domingo as part of a day-long guided tour of Lima, Mamacona, and Barranco. I enjoyed the tour of the Convent with its rich and long history and how it is a key part of Lima's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ItsmeVA
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful place with an old library but my favorite part was the third courtyard featureing an exhibit of the tapada limeña veil, or “saya y manto,” which became a symbol of the women from Lima for most of the city’s history. Set up for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda W
Reviewed September 20, 2018

A guide is included with the admission price and once the group is large enough, they will give you an outstanding tour. This was the final resting place for some important Peruvian saints and the tour through the catacombs is amazing (watch your head).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JP_y_LP
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The Monastery is only a few blocks off Plaza Armas and is free to enter the sanctuary (pay for the Monastery). It is nice inside--you can't tell it apart from any other large church, but nice. A wedding was just about to take place when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Yet another church or monastry within Peru that is impressive from the outside as well as from the inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Marimar R
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Gabrielle321 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth paying to go in.
December 27, 2017|
Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
i believe we paid 10S each to get in!
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Fcugola | Reviewed this property |
it's open everyday including holidays