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Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 229798
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I know most people come to Peru to see Machu Piccu, Cusco and possibly Lima, but leaving aside the natural wonders, I think the Monastery in Arequipa is the top sight in all of Peru. It's truly fascinating. It is a bit pricey at PS40,...More

Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place to visit for a short stay in Arequipa. Don't miss this wonderful and peaceful place. And schedule at least 3 hours to feel the emotion growing as you walk in the small colorful streets. Beautiful and magical.

Thank Thefaga
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have never visited such a massive convent! It's more like a small town with streets and separate dwellings. Beautiful cloisters, blue and red painted walls under the bright sky. It was easy to wander round without an official guide, using leaflet and information panels....More

Thank 237Alison
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting place to see. Entrance fee a bit high. You need a guide to understand the history and the building but quality differs.

Thank australieassen
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent much of our morning touring the monastery and loved every minute of it. Santa Catalina truly is a city within a city, with so much history, culture, and fascinating stories. The convent is found in the historical centre of Arequipa and despite sustaining...More

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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 por su lindo comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado de su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're religious or into catholic history this would be good to see. It cost 40 sol to enter which I feel is kinda pricey. Still alot of history to learn it should be free or cheaper entrance fee

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The entrance fee here is quite expensive for this city. We were expecting a bit more activity inside the huge monastery, but it was empty and abandoned. A lot of stuffy rooms kept in the way they would have been when they were inhabited. But...More

Thank Carolien K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be at the top of the list of any visitor to Arequipa. We went on a Sunday and there were significant lines to gain admission. Once inside the grounds are so extensive that crowds were not a terrible problem.

Thank 736dd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the oldest monasteries in Arequipa. Created for the elite families in Peru, they have up to eighty small sort of town houses where the nuns lived with their servants. Very peculiar history, I have never seen anything similar. I founded the...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 Sergio por su comentario y recomendación, nos alegra haya disfrutado de su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a few hours here wandering around. It costs 40sols to get in and I chose to get a guide. It was really interesting to learn about the history and the monastery is beautiful to walk around in. Definitely worth a visit!

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

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AlamedaCraig
12 October 2016|
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Luisa R
11 April 2016|
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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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