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Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 229798
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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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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Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The most important attraction in the city. Guides that speak several languages and go through a lot of history of the place. Incredible how the spanish catholics adapted and mixed culture an beliefs in order to bring the natives closer to christianity

Thank Elphax
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, one of the largest and most beatiful monastries I have visited. Unique combination of Spanish/Colonial and Peruvian culture and atmosphere.

Thank RJvanBuuren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on our last morning in Arequipa and wish we had had more time to spend at this place. It its really beautiful and nice to take lots of pictures. The guide was helpful and mindful of our time.

Thank Pilar B
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Muchas gracias Pilar por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a large area the place is living history - in one area where tourists can explore- is the past. The sacrifices of daughters is chilling. It was a world by itself with very little or no ouside connection. The "nuns" had no contact...More

1  Thank Hari A
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured this with a guide. I highly recommend the guide! This is a great view into the life of nuns in a convent. We were amazed at the size of the complex. It has many historical things to see. Great tour!

Thank Deana C
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Muchas gracias Deana por su lindo comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most fascination part of Arequipa! The convent has an amazing architecture. The guide was perfect and spoke fluently French. Love it.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery is amazing bit of historical architecture and plenty of irresistible photo opportunities - I could not stop taking photos. BUT, if you have a tour guide (we had Alayza Guillen Roberto - from setours - absolutely loved him and his tour, city included)....More

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Peru! It is a seriously gorgeous momentary and we loved roaming around it. The tour is just okay in my opinion.... it was a little long and we liked walking around on our own better....More

Thank StefJax
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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

This is a must visit to everyone stopping in Arequipa. Rich mysterious history, cultural significance, fascinating stories, architectural interest, and all so close to the Plaza de Armas. Our travel agency in Peru that we booked through mentioned to visit and we were very happy...More

1  Thank Bbultema5
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the 20 soles extra for a tour guide was totally worth it to have the explanations of the lifestyle of the nuns. They also told us about the many changes to the monastery throughout its history and how the nuns live in today's...More

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

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ShihD
23 October 2017|
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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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AlamedaCraig
12 October 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
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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