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Monasterio de Santa Catalina

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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.
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Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 221213 Anexo 101
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was worth the visit. It is a large place and gave a fascinating view of a Spanish convent. Huge open courtyards surrounded by the nun’s rooms, chapels, prayer spaces and cooking facilities plus gardens. Our package included a personal guided tour. Our tour...More

Thank Chester Q
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is truly a city within a city! I didnt expect this place to be huge! Entrance is 40 soles (Sept 2018), quite expensive but it is worth it. Get a guide to make it more worthwhile or else you will not appreciate it (and...More

Thank corinc368
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a different experience altogether I will say. I think one should take a guide to be able to really appreciate what the place is about. I of course only read the literature & then walked around which was really nice but I think...More

Thank anupriya_singhal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Try to visit during one of the night time tours. The monastery is lit by candles and very quiet. It was an ethereal experience. We went without a tour guide as there were descriptions for most rooms and it was nice to explore on our...More

Thank nomad712
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are a photagraphy enthusiast or just appreciate beatiful surroundings this is a must for you and well worth the 11$ entrance fee. A collage of color , light ,shadows ,shapes gardens and architecture .

Thank david s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the monestary in August. It’s gorgeous and you should lay out a good chunk of time to properly visit. You can do a self guided tour with a travel book easily or book a tour once you arrive. I think it cost $20?...More

Thank Kayla M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the time and money. Very interesting tour that gives some of the flavor of Arequipa in colonial times.

Thank jc19602015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing and beautiful place. We went a bit before sunset on one of their open late days. Did the tour circuit once in with the light and once after sundown. Not to be missed.

Thank Wil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, this place was huge, and gave a fascinating view of a Spanish, Peruvian convent. Huge open courtyards surrounded by the nun’s rooms, chapels, prayer spaces and cooking facilities plus gardens a mini town. Guide information in several languages means you don’t...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A magical place where you get to learn about Clausura ahd their history. With an extra 5 soles each with the 40 soles for the entrance (being a group) we had s guide to explain everything to us in English

Thank Sylvana B
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23 October 2017|
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Response from Leonie T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I took so long to answer. Our tour was booked via Peru Best Tours. Diana there is extremely helpful. Check them out on facebook. They can customise the tour to your needs.
12 October 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
La única limitación para tomar fotografías es el uso de flash a los lienzos
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Luisa R
11 April 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
Estimada Luisa Los días Martes y Miércoles el Monasterio atiende hasta las 8:00 pm, los demás días hasta las 5:00 pm, no es necesario hacer reserva, la esperamos
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