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

Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
+51 1 427 6793
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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.
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Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
+51 1 427 6793
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The monastery has a number of religious history and historical person. Certain part of the building ie ceiling and clay wall are from historical site before it is rebuilt. The rebuilt tower doesn’t match the overall site. A few burial area with skeleton and remains.

Thank Kar P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is very beautiful with its distinctive bell tower. The statues of Saint Martin de Porres and Saint Rose of Lima are really wonderful.

Thank VW49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seminary with court yard and tower and a tall tree next to it adds to the beauty. Beautiful church. Not a Christian , hence saw it as a museum. Statue of St Rosa was divine. Ancient library with rare collections is a must to...More

Thank Alamelu S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Monastery of Santo Domingo is an historical attraction just a few blocks from the City Square and was the convent where the first black saint, Saint Martin de Porres spent most of his life. Also famous for housing the crypt of Saint Rose of...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

You can see here the historical site of 3 peruvian saints. Saint Martin de Porres, Santa Rosa de Lima and i cannot remember the third one. Their pictures abound the lobby and you can see their tomb there.

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful gardens and colonial architecture and religious art. Discover the religious history of Saint Rose and Saint Martin de Porres in these lovely gardens of the convent/monastery.

Thank marytvhicks
Reviewed 2 August 2017

An important and historical religious site, the resting place of Saint Rose of Lima, the first person canonized who was born in the New World, and Saint Martin de Porress, the illegitimate son of a Spanish Nobleman and a freed slave who was the first...More

2  Thank pjo-nyc
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Close to the Plaza de Armas in Lima is the Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. A visit to the church is free but, while worthwhile, there are many other churches, as if not more beautiful in this area that you can visit as well....More

1  Thank didierchong
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The monastery and the basilica are amazing, magnificent architecture and beautifully kept gardens. The individual chapels are a work of art, each one themed and distinctive. Please be aware that this is a place of worship.

1  Thank Nickpea
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The church is completely free to visit, but you can also take the monastery tour for just S10. Both are worth seeing, as is the smaller church next door, which is an odd, funky space, weirdly decorated in bright colours with strange lighting. All worth...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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25 April 2016|
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Response from gsrs | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the foregoing answer- go to both. At Convento San Domingo, we viewed rooms devoted to four Peruvian saints, an underground chamber and two cloisters- quite different than San Francisco. Incidentally, we... More
2 March 2016|
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Response from Margaret J | Reviewed this property |
If you go back to the photos posted for the monastery and August 2015 there is a picture there of the sculpture with the large painting of Santa Rosa behind it.