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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
+51 54 270966
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Reviewed 8 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 18 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 20 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 8 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 2 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
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
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