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

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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.
Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
+51 1 4276793
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are fed up of the constant honking of car horns in Centra Lima, this monastery is a peaceful oasis. Do not miss climbing the tower for spectacular views of Lima.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WMLG69
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our guided tour to the Monastery. Nice architecture quite peculiar in some points. The library ...... could be in a better position as it looks forgotten and deserted. The basement with all these graves a little scary........ and macabre.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST - SEE while in Lima. The monastery is so gorgeous and well worth the trek while in Lima. It is imposing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is interesting to see, but the monastery is a must, beautiful cloister, decorated with imported tiles from the 16/17 century from Seville. The old library adjacent to the cloister is quite amazing with its books and the woodwork is amazing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tasha166
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as part of an excursion from a cruise so we had a wonderful guide, Ana. She guided us around this striking Convento Santo Domingo, with its beautiful cloisters decorated with Seville tiles, priceless paintings, and an impressive library among its many treasures....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was part of a tour. Having seen many cathedrals, chapels, churches, monasteries, this is a check the box been there kind of place. I did like the library and the courtyard but other than that, I probably could've skipped the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

My first visit to this Monastery and was surprised by the excellent maintenance given The Library and wall paintings are unique in Lima. Located about a 10' walk from the presidential palace.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A walking tour of downtown Lima would not be complete without a visit here, not far from the Presidential Palace. For Catholics this working convent is important as the final resting place of 3 of Peru's saints, especially St Martin de Porres. But for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Khufu8
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marimar R
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Gabrielle321 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth paying to go in.
December 27, 2017|
Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
i believe we paid 10S each to get in!
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Response from Fcugola | Reviewed this property |
it's open everyday including holidays