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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

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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.
Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
+51 1 4276793
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church was large and had many areas with beautiful religions depictions. During our visit, some paintings and fixtures were covered as they were undergoing restoration. In my opinion, this church hasn’t been as well preserved as I expected it to be. I did not...More

Thank sharms202
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there are other sites worth seeing in Lima's Centro Historico, theMonastery of Santo Domingo is my favorite. It's a wonderful piece of historic architecture and the structure's history (be sure to see the library!) is meaningfully conveyed. The catacombs with their 'arranged' bone sculptures...More

Thank lewishe2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour of the Convent of Santo Domingo as part of a day-long guided tour of Lima, Mamacona, and Barranco. I enjoyed the tour of the Convent with its rich and long history and how it is a key part of Lima's...More

Thank ItsmeVA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place with an old library but my favorite part was the third courtyard featureing an exhibit of the tapada limeña veil, or “saya y manto,” which became a symbol of the women from Lima for most of the city’s history. Set up for a...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A guide is included with the admission price and once the group is large enough, they will give you an outstanding tour. This was the final resting place for some important Peruvian saints and the tour through the catacombs is amazing (watch your head).

Thank JP_y_LP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Monastery is only a few blocks off Plaza Armas and is free to enter the sanctuary (pay for the Monastery). It is nice inside--you can't tell it apart from any other large church, but nice. A wedding was just about to take place when...More

1  Thank chesterchandler
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Yet another church or monastry within Peru that is impressive from the outside as well as from the inside.

Thank RolfG455
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The excursion with guide is included into the price of tickets. It is forbidden to walk in the monastery without a guide. The excursion is possible in Spanish and English. Usually you must wait when English group is formed.

Thank oleksandr3
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I've seen hundreds of churches now after 50+ countries and uncounted cities, towns, villages, but churches are always a must-see as they depict the local flavor as well or better than any building. This one is no exception! I can cut & paste this into...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This Basilica is very near the Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza) in Lima. The church is famous in Lima for being the only one with a “real” steeple. The monastery continues to house monks It is an architectural set of religious buildings under the invocation...More

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Marimar R
15 July 2018|
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Response from Gabrielle321 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth paying to go in.
Fernanda C
28 December 2017|
Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
i believe we paid 10S each to get in!
13 November 2017|
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Response from Fernanda C | Reviewed this property |
it's open everyday including holidays