Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina, Arequipa

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,630 contributions
Feb. 2022
The entrance fee is 40 soles per person. For me it was quite expensive. You will spend around an hour visiting the complex. You don't need a guide but you can hire one at the entrance.
The complex is very big and there are so many houses that you can visit. The convent is very well preserved and very peaceful. Make sure to arrive very early to avoid big groups of tourists.
Written 1 March 2022
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Lydia G
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
Dec. 2021
This beautiful colonial convent has such an amazing history that we ended up fascinated, highly recommended to take one of the guides inside the place , our guide was excellent
Written 7 January 2022
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Manuel V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates57 contributions
Dec. 2021
This is more than a religious place.
First of all, get a guide! If you visit this place by yourself, you will miss all the details beyond history. This place originated many elements of the Arequipean culture (for example, the Queso Helado found in most city corners).
Be nice and purchase something from the store of the Monastery, even if it's one chocoteja! Even if you are not religious, do it as a form of support to preserve the local history and culture.
Written 17 December 2021
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savanah l
London, UK7 contributions
Dec. 2021
This amazing place two block away from the main square is very interesting and help you to undestand a lot about the lifestyle during the colonial period.
Written 15 December 2021
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becky n
Washington DC, DC12 contributions
Nov. 2021
This place was very interesting, our guide told us about the history and importance of this place during the colonial times, is a monasterio that is still working with ancient Rules!
Written 30 November 2021
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Ran poot
New Delhi, India10 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
As soon as you walk in to this place it seems like it would have been the same 200 years ago. They’ve taken great pride in preserving the history and maintaining everything as it should be, it adds more intrigue that Nuns are still living there in what seems like a secret quarter, hidden away from tourists. Winding passages, gardens, roof top views, this place is vast with so much history to divulge. 100% recommended.
Written 16 October 2021
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MaelineFerret
Palaiseau, France13 contributions
Oct. 2021
Really beautiful monastery, the guided visit is a must do and the guide speaks really clear Spanish (fans other languages as well).
Written 13 October 2021
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Sophie W
8 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
This convent looks like a small colonial citadel, it's worth to hire one of the guides inside, they are really informative and it lasts one hour and after its possible to stay longer.
Written 15 September 2021
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL663 contributions
Apr. 2021
Very nice convent. The courtyards are the highlights with their painted arches. Monks quarters are very spartan as is the kitchen. This tour gives a real feel for how the monks live their simple lives.
Written 5 May 2021
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Manuel V
23 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Excellent place to learn some history, highly recommender a tour guide since they are many facts you wouldn’t know about.
Remember to take your camera and your walking shoes!!
Written 7 December 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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