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“bell tower”(7 reviews)
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.
Recoleta 117, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 270966
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ryanthomp
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
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This muses is u like most church museums. There are a couple of rooms dedicated to the church, but the rest are dedicated to pre-Colombian ceramics, the amazon and the animals and birds who lived there. There is an excellent library and view point up...More

Thank Nadnerb2
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Loved it! It has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, plus all the exhibitions, paintings and library. Highly recommended.

Thank Claudia O
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