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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.
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
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
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
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
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).
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
The excursion with guide is included into the price of tickets. It is forbidden to walk in the monastery without a guide. The excursion is possible in Spanish and English. Usually you must wait when English group is formed.
I've seen hundreds of churches now after 50+ countries and uncounted cities, towns, villages, but churches are always a must-see as they depict the local flavor as well or better than any building. This one is no exception! I can cut & paste this into...More