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Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa

Calle Melgar 303 | Esquina calle Melgar con Calle Peral, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Hidden treasure

We are Americans living in Arequipa. Being here for an extended period of time, we have the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David M
Very interesting tour

This is still a functioning convent, although only 21 nuns still live here in a completely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jarko2015
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Calle Melgar 303 | Esquina calle Melgar con Calle Peral, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are Americans living in Arequipa. Being here for an extended period of time, we have the opportunity to visit it's treasures on a leisurely pace. El Monasterio de Santa Teresa houses religious art from the 17th and 18 century, most of which was produced...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is still a functioning convent, although only 21 nuns still live here in a completely cloistered environment. You can tour the museum and grounds for PS20, but you will also be told to pay your guide (I gave her PS10), even though it is...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While everyone knows of Santa Catalina, everyone should also experience Santa Teresa. Very knowledgeable staff and friendly guide. It really should be on your schedule of things to see in Arequipa. It has only been open a few years, so there are not many tourists...More

Thank Anthony706
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a gem of a museum with ancient paintings, all original as they were shaped to fit around doors and arched ceilings. Very impressive. The is one room with original wall painting.

Thank Nadnerb2
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience at the museum, with great art, very well kept paintings and a knowledgeable guide. Could even listen the nuns pray the angelus, while the bells of the monastery ringed at noon. Highly recommended!

Thank Claudia O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Definitely worth a visit! Loved the afternoon we spent here, very different vibe than the larger Santa Catelina (in no way will they feel redundant if you do both). The courtyard and space are beautiful, the fact that it's less crowded allows you to enjoy...More

Thank AllisonSarah
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Full of precious objects, this monastery should not be missed. Although less well-known than Santa Catalina monastery, you should visit it because you will see the wealth in art objects that belong to this Monastery and you will learn about the Carmelite nuns who live...More

Thank Adriana V
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Ana, at the front desk was incredibly helpful. Excellent English. The tour guide had poor English. The male tour guide speaks better English - truly important to get the most of the experience. Excellent place - incredible history. We spent hours just sitting after our...More

1  Thank Golokseeker
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great staff and charming place to discover! We were not planning on visiting Santa Teresa covent as we had not heard of it before passing in front. Dennis and the lady at the ticket counter were lovely. Dennis schedule us a guided tour via email....More

Thank Frédérique D
Anacarla A, Representante del museo at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. It is gratifying to know that the treatment and the visit that you received was of quality. We invite you to visit our Facebook page: @MuseoDeSantaTeresa where, if you wish, you can share with us the photos of...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was the only tourist in this museum when I visited. It's quiet and peaceful, a smaller version of the Santa Catalina monastery in some ways. The religious art is excellent and there's information in each room about what you're seeing. There wasn't a guide...More

1  Thank Joanne H
Anacarla A, Representante del museo at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. It is a pleasure to know that you spend a good time in your visit to the museum. We invite you to visit our Facebook page: @MuseoDeSantaTeresa where you can share photos of your visit to the museum...More

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