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Monasterio de la Recoleta

Recoleta 117, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 270966
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
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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.
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Recoleta 117, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Claudia O
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A Recoleta Convent (franciscan convent where the missionaries used to rest, contrary to the city convent), with some small collections: interesting are the Amazon jungle rooms, where they present the missions in this region by the franciscans since the colonial period. Some stuffed animals, fishes,...More

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We enjoyed a quiet tour of the Recoleta museum and sanctuary, beautifully maintained buildings and courtyards, and especially the library, containing an incredible selection of very old books and maps. I would recommend going without a guide just so you can take your time and...More

Thank running_ricardo
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I enjoyed the chance to go through at my own pace. There are a lot of different rooms and courtyards. It is very beautiful and well maintained. Enjoyed the views from the bell tower and seeing inside the large church on the grounds

Thank dmkancak
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Small and lots of portraits some of which were strange. Furniture period and a large money collection. Interesting .... our guide was lovely but a little hard to understand.

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Recoleta is not to be compared with the San Catalina. It is impressive by it's collection of stuffed animals that were used to train the missionaries before going into the jungle. You discover all possible animals that are found in the jungle, photos of...More

Thank Beuntje
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit. I had the whole place to myself for an hour and a half and I would say it's a bit of a hidden treasure. Many of the exhibits are a bit quirky.... Slightly bizarre Amazonian taxidermy and the room with display...More

1  Thank Kira H
Reviewed 8 August 2016

this monastery is situated across the small valley in a district our guide book deemed a bit dodgy. So we hailed a taxi. Only a five minute ride from the main square. Well worth a visit if you are interest in spanish colonial history or...More

1  Thank 497ianj
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This monastery was conveniently located around the corner from where we were staying. It is quiet, with only a handful of visitors while we were there. Well worth spending an hour or two here. Interesting museum rooms but my favorite part was the library, where...More

Thank Eleni L
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