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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 Catacombs!

really beautiful cathedral like most places. what makes this different is the incredible subterranean exhibit showing the catacombs that were unearthed - artfully arranged bones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Orlando, Florida

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

really beautiful cathedral like most places. what makes this different is the incredible subterranean exhibit showing the catacombs that were unearthed - artfully arranged bones are visually stunning albeit a bit macabre... bummer they don't allow photos - they'd probably never get people out of the place w/ everyone taking selfies in front of stacks of human skulls

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

That and the church next door are well worth visiting. Beautiful interior, beautiful exterior. Very close to Plaza cel Armas...

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Peyia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Do visit this monastery there is do much to see. You can go around at your own pace and enjoy this amazing place. Take as many pictures as you like. Also this monastery has a amazing library. WOW. Worth the visit. Fantastic.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't decide which is my favorite - the library, the gardens, or the terrace. An absolutely beautiful place to spend an hour wandering.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very peaceful and gentle place to visit, you can go round at your own pace and take photos. Two very attractive cloisters, both worth visiting. Our one regret was that the bell tower wasn't open when we visited, but even do we very much enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing monastery. You can take pictures!mthe two cloisters are a must to see. And the old library as well. This pkace is still occupied by monks so if you are lucky, you can ear the gregorian singings...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful convent with a serene garden at the centre of it. There is also a wonderful library, virtually untouched for hundreds of years and beautiful artwork all around. It's a shame you can't take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This baroque religious complex is part of the historic centre of Lima, constructed during the 16th century. It is adjacent to one of the famous covered verandahs that can be seen projecting from the first floor windows of some of the colonial buildings. Well worth walking around the whole area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monestary is a nice place to visit when you're near. It has beautiful courtyards, rooms and ceilings. Too bad some people have written on some of the paintings. If you have have little time and have to choose, I would suggest to go to the 'Iglesia y Convento de San Fransisco' first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We visited the Santo Domingo monastery as part of a cruise excursion that went through historical Lima old town. It is within walking distance from the old city plaza. It has a bell tower, two cloisters with beautiful Spanish tiles and paintings in the long "arcade". The monastery also contains a very nice library. The courtyards are quite nice, shaded... More 

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