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Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa

Calle Melgar 303 | Melgar street corner with Peral Street, Arequipa 04000, Peru
+51 54 281188
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nice place!!

this museo has an interesting collection of baroque itens. It is not big and have many beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julieta d
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Brasilia, DF
Underrated monetary

This was much better than we believed. We went here as there was a long line to another monetary... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Karsten J
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Aarhus, Denmark
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The Santa Teresa y San Jose’s Carmelitas Descalzas’s Monastery, from Arequipa, was founded in 1710, and since then remains in life, hosting a Community of Contemplative Nuns. In its more than 300 years of existence, the Monastery has been treasuring paintings, sculptures, furniture, metalwork, decorative arts, textiles, beautiful murals and objects of daily use from different periods, origins and artistic styles. In 2005, the Community of nuns decided to open a part of the monastery as Museum of Viceregal Art, exhibiting hundreds of objects of its valuable collection in 13 spaces of the old Cloister of the Offices. The Museum is thematic in most of its Exhibition Halls and is also a living museum, since several of the objects and environments are still used as they were more than 3 centuries ago.
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Calle Melgar 303 | Melgar street corner with Peral Street, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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+51 54 281188
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this museo has an interesting collection of baroque itens. It is not big and have many beautiful things. Very pleasant place.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This was much better than we believed. We went here as there was a long line to another monetary, but it was very interesting and we had a great English-speaking guide.

Thank Karsten J
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Inciteful tour with knowledgeable guide. Well worth a visit. Be sure to pick up some baked goods made by the nuns.

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Take your time and walk around and enjoy the place. It's peaceful and gives you a nice idea of how the life was for the nouns years back.

Thank Chris L
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Maria Antonieta C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

We are happy with your comment, the result of a good visit. Congratulations

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We are Americans living in Arequipa. Being here for an extended period of time, we have the opportunity to visit it's treasures on a leisurely pace. El Monasterio de Santa Teresa houses religious art from the 17th and 18 century, most of which was produced...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is still a functioning convent, although only 21 nuns still live here in a completely cloistered environment. You can tour the museum and grounds for PS20, but you will also be told to pay your guide (I gave her PS10), even though it is...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

While everyone knows of Santa Catalina, everyone should also experience Santa Teresa. Very knowledgeable staff and friendly guide. It really should be on your schedule of things to see in Arequipa. It has only been open a few years, so there are not many tourists...More

Thank Anthony706
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a gem of a museum with ancient paintings, all original as they were shaped to fit around doors and arched ceilings. Very impressive. The is one room with original wall painting.

Thank Nadnerb2
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience at the museum, with great art, very well kept paintings and a knowledgeable guide. Could even listen the nuns pray the angelus, while the bells of the monastery ringed at noon. Highly recommended!

Thank Claudia O
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Definitely worth a visit! Loved the afternoon we spent here, very different vibe than the larger Santa Catelina (in no way will they feel redundant if you do both). The courtyard and space are beautiful, the fact that it's less crowded allows you to enjoy...More

Thank AllisonSarah
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