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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
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Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Close to the Plaza de Armas in Lima is the Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. A visit to the church is free but, while worthwhile, there are many other churches, as if not more beautiful in this area that you can visit as well....More

Thank didierchong
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery and the basilica are amazing, magnificent architecture and beautifully kept gardens. The individual chapels are a work of art, each one themed and distinctive. Please be aware that this is a place of worship.

Thank Nickpea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is completely free to visit, but you can also take the monastery tour for just S10. Both are worth seeing, as is the smaller church next door, which is an odd, funky space, weirdly decorated in bright colours with strange lighting. All worth...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ground of this monastery is lovely. In the center of the garden is a beautiful seventeenth century bronze fountain. The Library, one of the oldest in Lima, contains about 25,000 volumes, most of them unique and extremely valuable. It was in this convent that...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery of Santo Domingo, is near the square, You can enjoy the gardens and the restauration is good as others. Good.

Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located very close to Plaza Mayor this is another amazing Monestary worth visiting. Try and go inside as well as it is also spectacular.

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Still an active Monastery. The library is amazing. The sculpture of Rose the paitroit Saint of Peru is incredible considering it was done in the 16th century, her tomb is also there, the rest you will need to see for yourself.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This was part of a private tour, and probably more meaningful to those of the Catholic faith. However, the monastery was beautiful and quiet with the courtyard gardens and the tile work in the courtyard adding to the ambience. I particularly liked the "dining room"...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Cloisters with beautiful tiles and gardens. Burial site for 3 Peruvian Saints, Santa Rosa de Lima (first Saint born in the Americas), San Martín de Porres and San Juan Macías, Precious religious paintings and beautiful woods all around. Pristinly maintained.

Thank Carla B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We liked the rich buildings, the setup with the different cloisters, all the rooms and the church, very nice to visit. It is even more beautiful as a piece then Convent San Francisco.

Thank haktus
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25 April 2016|
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Response from gsrs | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the foregoing answer- go to both. At Convento San Domingo, we viewed rooms devoted to four Peruvian saints, an underground chamber and two cloisters- quite different than San Francisco. Incidentally, we... More
2 March 2016|
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Response from Margaret J | Reviewed this property |
If you go back to the photos posted for the monastery and August 2015 there is a picture there of the sculpture with the large painting of Santa Rosa behind it.