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Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco
Open today: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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I wandered in here with some free time. What a wonderful, peaceful and interesting place to visit... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2023
lisajlb
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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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Interesting.

Interesting small museum in Cusco near Plaza de Armas. Has trunks that missionaries used to teach... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2022
Gus P
,
Crofton, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

I wandered in here with some free time. What a wonderful, peaceful and interesting place to visit. 13.nuns still live there and their area is not open to the public.of course. This museum though shows you how it was an ld what they did. Very well put together.

Date of experience: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

Interesting small museum in Cusco near Plaza de Armas. Has trunks that missionaries used to teach the bible and lots of artwork. Worth an hour or so.

Date of experience: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022 via mobile

Great display, the local tour giide did a geeat job explaining all about the canvas, gavw a better understanding of religion and the role they played during the conquest

Date of experience: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2020

The "Monastério de Santa Catalina del Cusco" was built by the Dominican Order at the very beginning of the 17th century, over the ruins of ancient Incan constructions and even some original stone walls can still be seen. Here, women from the wealthy and important Peruvian families came to live a life of chastity, obedience, hard work and endless prayers. Today, maybe a dozen nuns still live inside the walls of the Northern quarter of the old Convent, and still under the Dominican Order's severe reclusive rules. The "Museo de Vida Monástica" occupies part of the Convent. At a dimly lit interior, mannequins, dressed as nuns, try to give visitors an idea of daily life at the Convent in earlier times. Old paintings, sculptures, furniture and religious ornaments are on display. Enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Very nice museum in historical part of Cusco. Ticket is only 8 soles for foreigners, half price for students. For locals only 2 soles

Date of experience: March 2020
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