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Monasterio de Santa Catalina
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Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Arequipa
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Owner description: Considered a masterpiece of colonial architecture, this monastery is a large complex of rooms, picturesque plazas, ornate fountains and a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets.
Reviewed May 10, 2012

Wonderful late afternoon/evening spent wandering all through this large monastery village. It normally shuts at 5pm but it is open on Tues and Thurs until 8pm. They light the lanterns and it is delightful. Worth the money spent to get in. Take your time and read the info on each display. Amazing

Thank Pedroandme
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful monastery"
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"nuns lived"
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"living quarters"
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"interesting history"
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"interesting visit"
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"wander around"
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"interesting place"
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"santa catalina"
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"couple of hours"
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"small town"
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"their lives"
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"every corner"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Really well presented and preserved. Well worth a visit.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

1st visit to monastery and enjoyed the insight of the guide for S/20.

Thank marcnjerri
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Just the size of it is impressive. We had no knowledge that wealthy Spaniards would give a daughter to be a nun for life, even if it were against her wishes. But they could have servants in the convent!

Thank Bobajijic
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Just go it's completely worth it! The grounds are beautiful and it is so interesting. Make sure your camera battery is charged as there are thousands of photo ops :)

Thank Becky N
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