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

Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4276793
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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.
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“saint martin” (15 reviews)
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Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
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"bell tower"
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"saint martin"
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"spanish tiles"
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"resting place"
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"moorish influence"
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"ancient books"
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"beautiful tiles"
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"religious history"
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"guided tour"
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"from spain"
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"buried here"
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"his life"
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't come with a tour or private guide, but we had a guide when we bought our tickets that led a group of us through the monastery. He was very knowledgeable and nice, even took pictures for everyone throughout the tour. This is a...More

Thank Katy A
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Reviewed yesterday

This was given as part of our tour of the city. It seems totally away from it all - one can distinctly hear the birds in the "Cloister" area. The convent is a place one would easily spend more time in - if it was...More

Thank Philip R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited a tower of the monastery with a private guide working for donation. There is a collection of church bells of different centuries in there, and the view from the tower gives an opportunity to take great panoramas of the Lima!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monastery and Church of Santo Domingo is interesting place, and it would be the good adventure to climb the Tower (it was closed for maintenance when we came there). My estimate - 1 hr of tour without the hired guide would do, especially if you...More

Thank Joseph K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of Lima’s most storied religious sites, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and its expansive convent are built on land granted to the Dominican Friar Vicente de Valverde, who accompanied Pizarro throughout the conquest and was instrumental in persuading him to execute the...More

Thank YM C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place doesn't get the hype of its near by churches. It is still worth seeing, strikingly pink in color, the Monastary has been around since the mid-1500's. It has withstood the tests of time quite well. Has some saints buried there which is interesting...More

Thank finesilver
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Similar to Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, this is a gorgeous religious and historical site and the resting place of San Juan Macías, Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martín de Porres. Another place to take your time in - take in the library,...More

Thank Scragglepuss
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A little crowded and a guide is good. Has infuences of all kinds of cultures and remains of 2 saints as well a catacombs. You only get a peak at the catacombs but overall learning the history and the fact the saints are a woman...More

Thank Colleen H
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The monastery was included in our tour package and we learned a lot about the conquistadors. The outfits of the clergy is displayed and the long corridors of the bones and skulls were staged in a creepy way. The important ones had coffins in the...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

The monastery is well kept and the view from the bell tower is worth climbing the 134 steps. However, what makes it more appealing is the history behind it told by one of the volunteer tour guides. A must see while you are in the...More

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Marimar R
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Scragglepuss | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. You pay for admission At the main entrance. When I visited, I believe admission was 5 soles per person.
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Fernanda C
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
i believe we paid 10S each to get in!
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ShihD
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Fernanda C | Reviewed this property |
it's open everyday including holidays
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