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Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 229798
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Private Arequipa City Tour Including Juanita Mummy Museum, Monastery of Santa...
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Considered a masterpiece of colonial architecture, this monastery is a large complex of rooms, picturesque plazas, ornate fountains and a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful buildings and walk ways and art work. Full of history. Scenic, picturesque... like walking down the street of a small village in Spain.

Thank cecile s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Active convent offering guided tours. While the active areas were off limits, the open area consisted of most of the convent and allowed us to see everything from the resident rooms used in the earlier years, cloistered courtyards, common bath and laundry area, and a...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
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Muchas gracias Rich por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monastery is referred to as a city within a city. True to it’s name there are multiple streets, a cemetery, a kitchen, a laundry and cloisters. In addition, several nuns had their own “homes” complete with servant quarters, kitchen, bedrooms etc. The rules were...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a guided tour through the monestry, which I would suggest to everybody..it's defenatly worth it. You can not get all of those informations and impressions on your own. Absolutly great history and experience of a town within a town.

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place with beautiful grounds. Behind the walls of the "Monasterio" are lovely art work, architecture and pots full of red gernaiums against the deep azure walls of the convent.

Thank Melissa S
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Muchas gracias Melissa por su lindo comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a friend went here after reading about the Monastery - I was a bit unsure at first as the ticket entrance was more expensive than I'd like to pay when travelling (40 soles). However, after seeing a few pictures I knew I would...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Muchas gracias Katy por su lindo comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This walled convent has only recently become unused by its original inhabitants, and it gives a truly extraordinary feel for the life that used to exist behind those walls. I think everyone would enjoy their visit: it was quite a privilege.

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Muchas gracias James por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting visit to a place that was important in the history of Arequipa. We had a guide which helped navigate and explain the purpose and significance of the various parts of the Monastery.

Thank Ian J
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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.Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A city within a city, as it's known for, the monastery gives you an interesting perspective of the cloistered lives of nuns. You'll admire this place if you like a bit of history and architecture, the brightly coloured streets, and artefacts of significance. Climb up...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 2 friends all between ages 22-25. It was 40 soles to get in and a guided tour was offered in Spanish, English or French for 20 soles extra per group. We decided not to take the tour but it would have been very...More

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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias Nathan por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina

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ShihD
23 October 2017|
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Response from Noah J | Reviewed this property |
You can get guided tours when you get there and are inside. I don’t think they leave at specific times.
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AlamedaCraig
12 October 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
La única limitación para tomar fotografías es el uso de flash a los lienzos
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Luisa R
11 April 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
Estimada Luisa Los días Martes y Miércoles el Monasterio atiende hasta las 8:00 pm, los demás días hasta las 5:00 pm, no es necesario hacer reserva, la esperamos
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