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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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We had a quick walk through this place. You only get guided tours, offered in Spanish or English. The price is 10sol p.p. which is absolutely okay. Your guide will tell you all... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a quick walk through this place. You only get guided tours, offered in Spanish or English. The price is 10sol p.p. which is absolutely okay. Your guide will tell you all about the place so you can pick up some knowledge about the local history as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Just a very short walk north of the old historical district, a very beautiful Spanish style church. Has very old paintings that have been hanging for many years. Church also has an old library as well. A nice stop to take pictures.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I love Spanish tiles and the courtyard of this monastery is full of beautiful spanish tiles all over the walls. It also has old painting hanging outside above the tiles. Our guide said Lima, which gets no rain, is a perfect spot to preserve painting and books. The library is also interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Truly a beautiful church and convent with historic significance. We were extremely fortunate to tour on the eve of Santa Maria de Lima day. Flower petal murals adorned the streets, garlands and bouquets on the icons, and a special service for the military and police participants in the4 parades all made for an incredible experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Monastery of Santo Domingo is a beautiful and peaceful site! It's location, close to the historic center of Lima makes it very accessible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I wasn't going to bother paying to visit the monastery after looking at the associated church but I'm glad I did. It was a lovely little oasis of calm in the city centre and the various shrines to the three saints, plus the two cloisters, were all worth seeing. I especially liked the library with the old books on display.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The convent i very interesting, with St Rose of Lima's interred remains ins ide. Nice architecture and photo ops in the courtyard. Outside is a status of St Rose of Lima, with many flowers and candles lit by the continuing comings and goings of people who come to pray. The church is nice, but fairly simple.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Other than a couple of interesting shrines of Peruvian interest and flowers in courtyard that's about it here. It costs 7 sols per person and there is no guided tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stopped at the Monastery again on our second visit to Lima. It is right near the main square and has a very subdued exterior. The interior however has a richness of detail. As you enter the grounds, you pass into a large entry room which set the tone of the visit having rich woods, leather, high ceilings and grand... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We went as part of our city tour of Lima. The church is nothing grand-- but the monastery courtyard is really pretty with mosaic tile walls.

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