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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)
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Must-See Tour of Lima
Ranked #14 of 322 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: 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.
South East London
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321 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

An interesting history, despite the fact we had avery poor guide. Some lovely old books in the library.

Can light candles in the chapel

Visited October 2012
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Visited to see the relief statues in the ceiling. Relics include skulls and bones. The church tower is lovely, a worthwhile visit.

Visited September 2012
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virginia
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769 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

The tile work and paintings are so beautiful. This place spoke to my spirit. The underground crypts are very interesting.

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A must for lovers of religious art & history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great cloisters and artwork, and some relics of known saints are also presented here. Guided tours available in key languages.

Visited October 2012
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north yorkshire, england
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325 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Spooky place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had to wait a while for an English tour but it was very interesting. The catacombs were disturbing though.

Visited September 2012
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