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Convento de Santa Catalina

Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 401, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 226032
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Interesting but no photos allowed

This is right on the main square in Cusco. I enjoyed it but as with the Cathedral, no photos were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
finesilver
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A gem in Cusco for lovers of colonial art

My husband and I spent a couple of hours completing the self-guided tour yesterday. This museum is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer V
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Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 401, Cusco, Peru
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+51 84 226032
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"self guided tour"
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"cusco school"
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"couple of hours"
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"massive structure"
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"take photos"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is right on the main square in Cusco. I enjoyed it but as with the Cathedral, no photos were allowed. I don't understand why. I love seeing churches and taking photos to remember them. You have to pay to go in. worth a look...More

Thank finesilver
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple of hours completing the self-guided tour yesterday. This museum is an absolute gem in historic Cusco. One learns about the history of the building (originally the compound for Aqllas, Incan women of noble families who produced fine textiles...More

Thank Jennifer V
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

You need a guide, and one was provided. Her description of the various buildings we visited helped to bring the history of this convent to life. The interior garden is beautifully kept, as are all of the cells of the nuns. A must-see in Cusco.

Thank R D
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

All the churches of Cusco are beautiful every time I visited a church in Cusco we really marveled at each other ... they are so nice and full of peace ... The only bad thing that happened was that I could not do any mass...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Cusco is full of churches and convents and in my opinion one is much the same as another. It is a nice convent, quite ornate. You are not allowed to takes pictures inside as with most of these places but you can take photos of...More

Thank KAZzzPAZzz
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Dominican nuns take care of this convent and provide a little museum of Saint Catherine's life. There are often sisters on the grounds and they are friendly and approachable. Good photo op.

Thank happytrails555
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

With so much to see and do around Cusco it is easy to miss this. Don't! This place gives you a deep sense of what convent life would have been like. It is impeccably curated and well worth the price of admission. The Spanish Catholics...More

Thank 162KarenP
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

A typical Catholic church on the grand square in Cusco. Ornate details inside. The Cathedral is right across the square.

Thank lazarom501
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The convent is built on the Aqlla Wasi , the place of the virgins of the sun. The exhibit is a great way to see how colonial Cuzco was. The intricate robes worn by the Domincan Priest is noteworthy.

Thank PepePitMD
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We visited many of the churches in town which helped make this place much more interesting since it was completely different. Rather than huge gold altars, you get a more true-to-life view of how nuns lived and worked. The frescoed room where they confessed their...More

Thank wuppertaler
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