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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
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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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I have never visited anything like this before so for me it was very interesting. The catacombs were more vast than i had imagined. A little bizarre in some respects but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never visited anything like this before so for me it was very interesting. The catacombs were more vast than i had imagined. A little bizarre in some respects but humbling. Must be on your list of things to do in Lima.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like history but am not into archaeology or anthropology. The Catacombs are plenty of old bones but I thought other things were much more interesting, like the military ceremony in the Plaza de Armas each Sunday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful church. But do not miss the Basilica de la Vera Cruz next door. An unassuming entrance but the interior is spiritually magnificent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The tour took us here and the monastery is very nice place to visit and get a good history of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We came here luckily on a city tour of Lima. I had read about the Catacombs underneath the city and I made sure that I was able to book a city tour that included viewing this. The Monastery itself has a lot of history and is great to see, but the Catacombs make it incredible interesting. You dont go into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Lovely place to visit when you're in downtown Lima. It's amazingly preserved and very well taken care of. Don't miss the tour to the bell tower, you'll have to climb a ton of stairs, but the view and the place itself are worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The catacombs are located beneath the church and as someone who suffers from claustrophobia, I was apprehensive to do this tour. It was fine, the tunnels are not too narrow and they quickly open up into bigger spaces. There is a grate which opens up into the Cathedral above. Whilst I was touring the catacombs, a mass started and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

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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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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