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Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Opens in 20 min: 09:00 - 17:00
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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 January 2010

Arequipa was one of our favorite Peruvian cities, and the Santa Catalina Convent was a particular highlight. A miniature colonial citadel covering 2 hectares in the city centre, where some 450 nuns once lived in complete seclusion with their women servants. One of the first...More

9  Thank MrBeluga
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Santa Catalina is one of the most important places to be visited in Arequipa, we were quite impressive about the architecture. However the entrance fee is a little expensive, specially when the tour guide service is not included. I highly recommend to visit It with...More

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All reviews guided tour beautiful monastery nuns lived living quarters interesting history interesting place wander around santa catalina couple of hours small town every corner their lives few hours take your time entrance fee own pace soles per person
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had some beautiful hours in the monastery. The different plazas and streets are beautiful. Make sure to bring a good camera with you, you can make great pictures.

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is such an amazing place to spend a day or a few hours. The history and culture is unbelievable. We loved seeing all the interesting artifacts and history.

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su lindo comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being one of the major attractions in the area it is therefore a must see. The monastery has a very interesting history and there are many interesting stories to go with the tour. It's quite large and it will take a good 2-3 hours with...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Muchas gracias John por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a private tour of the monastery. It gives a step into the past and the lifestyles of the young woman who joined. Great view from the top. Well worth a visit.

Thank Joan K
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias Joan por su comentario y recomendación, nos alegra hayan disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monasterio is a complex collection of streets, houses, and rooms within a cloistered community of nuns. A guide is well advised and is inexpensive.

Thank Bruce W
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias Bruce por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A city within the city Amazing architecture and history Competent guides I was lucky enough to attend a free classical music concert.More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias Lily por su lindo comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio y que coincidió con uno...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places in Arequipa. The stories of the nuns who lived here and the beautifully restored apartments are a wonderful history lesson. Bring your children, explain the antique washing machines and the beehive ovens. Learn why and how these women...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias Karen por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The huge monestary close to the city centre is well worth a visit. Though the cost is pretty steep at 40 sol per person it delivers a beautiful and realistic look into the world of the nuns many decades and centuries ago. It will keep...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias Florian por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery is home to an order of Dominican nuns. The buildings are of great historical interest and are beautifully maintained. Our tour was led by an English speaking guide who was able to provide a most interesting history of the complex..

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias por su lindo comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great part of the history of Arequipa lies inside these walls. A must if you want to know about the past in colonial times.

Thank Nhu L
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

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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.
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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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