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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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Beautiful Convent

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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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Coconut Grove, FL
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Paintings, frescos, mosaic tile, gardens, library - you name it, it was beautiful! We paid a local guide who was studying to be in tourism. Isabel was a wonderful guide, who worked only for tips. Be sure to see her, she'll give you an amazing guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

One of the most popular attractions around centro historico in lima. walking distance from plaza de armas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The church is quite standard and unfortunately when we visited the saints memorial in the church itself was under renovation. The monastery has a wonderful ambiance and plenty to explore, with art, Seville tiles, saint's crypts and a garden in the cloisters. Just lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Interesting tour with the guide, included in the price of the ticket. We had a guide who was speaking both Spanish and English. Also there is an amazing view from the bell tower! Make sure you are not afraid of the heights or you will get stuck at the first floor! The staircase is quite steep and with wholes in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We recommend you check when the next visit to the bell tower is, the view over Lima was great and the copies of local artists work a look at what Lima used to be.

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