Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles7,614 reviews
Excellent
5,434
Very good
1,831
Average
276
Poor
50
Terrible
23

GTslayer
Kamloops, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Excellent tour of the historical monastery. Totally worth the 10 Sol for an hour guided tour and then you can explore on your own after.
Written 18 April 2024
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Baiasu H
Bucharest, Romania1,361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Is a fascinating and historic site with a rich history. Visiting Santa Catalina Monastery offers a unique glimpse into the past, allowing travellers to appreciate both the religious and architectural aspects
Written 12 February 2024
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Olga C
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The history of Santa Catalina Monastery is one of the most fascinating aspects of this place, and is a very popular destination drawing visitors from all over the world.
Walking along this complex and the beuatiful colors in all the walls is totally worth it
Written 30 January 2024
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Sheyla S
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
we took the one hour guided tour and helped us to enjoy more this beautiful and well preserved place, it looks like a city within a city.
After the guided tour we stayed one hour more.
Written 26 January 2024
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Breanna F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We took a guide inside the monastery and it was totally worth it, Claudia was superb explaining the history of this convent, the art work and relics displayed.
Written 28 December 2023
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Alfonso Gumucio
La Paz, Bolivia1,059 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Without any doubt, this is the main place to visit in Arequipa. In my list, it is among the top 10 monasteries in the world. Take your time, do not rush, you need at least 2-3 hours to stroll through this enormous and beautiful monastery that housed 13 nuns who lived in a cloister, totally isolated from the outside world and even among themselves. It is a small city surrounded by a huge wall. Each nun had their quarters, with a private kitchen, and a couple of rooms for praying, sleeping and doing their daily tasks. The place is magnificent, very well kept, painted in red and blue, with streets, gardens and a cemetery (which is not visited). Collections of paintings, magnificent murals, a church, and many other sites. The price you pay for the visit is worth it, you will never regret it.
Written 11 December 2023
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Claudia H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This monastery is a very importan heritage of this beautiful city, built in white ashlar volcanic material with a lot of colonial art.
Written 11 December 2023
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Martin R
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Went with a few friends, I feel like this place was a bit over rated. Maybe you will find it better if you are really into religious stuff but for me it felt like it was a lot of the same things, a lot of small rooms, kitchens and paintings. Not very entertaining I think. The surroundings was kind of nice, but the price of approximately 15 USD per person was a bit to expensive for this experience. Maybe more fun with a guide but that will cost you even more. / Martin 29

Written 27 November 2023
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S P A N
Crofton, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Take your time, their iOS guided audio tour was great. Take 3plus hours and go early. Lots of shade and cool from heat. So much color and beauty within these walls!
Written 17 November 2023
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GHCedar
North East England, UK1,844 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Visited as part of a walking tour of the city with a knowledgable guide. Am sure got more from the visit, by having a guid with us. Allow enough time to visit - we were there 90 mins and could have stayed much longer. Very interesting
Written 18 October 2023
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Monasterio de Santa Catalina admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 1,321.51, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,672.80 per person.


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