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

Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4276793
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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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Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit. The highlight for me was the guided tour of the catacombs. The layout of the bones has been done tastefully. The monastery has plenty to see - the refectory and cloisters and the church part adds to the interest.

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice architecture, very clean and not too busy. We followed another group who had an English guide and picked up all of facts. We brought some fruit with us and enjoyed a very nice snack and light lunch there

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monastery and cloisters are beautiful and worth the price of a tour. The bell tower is a wonderful place to survey all of Lima and get a feel for the scope and extent of the modern city while looking over maps of its historical...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One is first surprised at the pink color of the church, completed in 16th century on land granted by Pizarro. It has been renovated a number of times. The courtyard has a fountain and old beautifully decorated Spanish tiles. Inside the church are the sculls...More

Thank R A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is not only beautiful but full of culture and history. You can tour the Santo Domingo and Santa Rosa monasteries where relics from both saints still remain. Also many paintings and their tombs. There is a guided tour and an entrance fee to...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

That was a beautiful monastery and definitely a nice viewpoint during the halfway tour I made. Climb up the stairs to get a great view of Lima :) I'd recommend a guided tour so you can get to most of it (and downtown Lima in...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I didn't leave enough time to get the most out of this place but so pleased I went. As well as tombs of Rose of Lima and Martin de Porres (I understand it is only their bodies as heads were separated and venerated separately) there...More

Thank Gabrielle321
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

See it all, have it explained, you will be glad you did. There is so much culture and history here, I feel you need it explained to make the most of this.

Thank sgtsbud
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Do a guided tour to get a full appreciation of the monastery and also allows access to the catacombs. A must see in the city.

Thank rwe003
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is a beautiful monastery which allows you to picture the old Colonial Lima! I would highly recommend hiring a guide - the catacombs are worth the visit (though not for those who suffer from claustrophobia) and the courtyard is simply stunning.

Thank Patricia V
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i believe we paid 10S each to get in!
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it's open everyday including holidays
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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
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