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This 17th century convent has been rebuilt several times due to earthquake damage. Now a museum, its rooms contain mummies, masks and souvenirs collected on missionary travels.
Calle Recoleta 117, Arequipa 04013, Peru
+51 54 270966
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

An understated and fascinating monastery across the river, with a charming library and a beautiful courtyard. Peace and quiet can be found here unlike in St. Catalina. We enjoyed our afternoon here.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

It was nice strolling around here for the afternoon and there are a few good spots to take a photo. If you’re looking for something to do for a few hours, this will keep you occupied.

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

very nice place, under visited, the gardens were interesting, with rain lilies and paper-white narcissists

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

What a cool place. The courtyards are beautiful and the history of the place is fascinating. The library is a gem of a place. Spend time going into every room. Definitely a must see

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The place is nice and it shows all sorts of things, not only religious art. The library is nice and the view from the tower is incredible.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

It was a great to experience such a quiet oasis in a huge and loud city as Arequipa is... not as touristic as Santa Catalina what makes it a quite relaxing experience. It's definitely worth visiting it, especially because of the library with over 20,000...More

Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This monastery, located off the most central part of Arequipa, west of the Chili River, doesn't compete for fame with the Santa Catalina one; but it still deserves a detour to be visited. The most practical way to get to the monastery from the center...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Great insight into the history and culture of the colonized country. It is still in but the chance of seeing a nun is small.

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I'm glad we took the short walk across the river to visit this place. There are a collection of a number of small and interesting museums covering subjects such as Amazonian wildlife, pre-Columbian art and religious art, all relating to the work of the Franciscan...More

Thank Aussie7leagueboots
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The monastery is across the river to the west of the main city centre, but is an easy stroll across the bridge to reach. It's only PS10 to visit, but there is no guided tour. There are several cloistered courtyards, all housing different exhibits, some...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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