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Convento de Santa Catalina

Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 401, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 226032
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Something different from the other churches in Cusco

We visited many of the churches in town which helped make this place much more interesting since it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very interesting nunnery

The most interesting part of this Monastery is that it is built in the bare of the most important... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Ricardo B
London, United Kingdom
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Calle Santa Catalina Angosta 401, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 226032
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The most interesting part of this Monastery is that it is built in the bare of the most important Inca nunnery building and inside, specially in the first floor, they have maintained the base of the Inca temple to top it up and convert it...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Walking around inside and outside , especially as outside gives you a great view of the history of the place.

Thank Patersontravel
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We took a tour here and found it fascinating. The grounds really speak of the Inka culture and spiritual belief. We thought it was very interesting, great history and art.

Thank m g
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wonderful afternoon spent at the Monasterio Santa Catalina. Such a rich history and beautiful architecture. We hired one of the guides inside the Convent, highly recommended for the history and context. This is a must stop in Arequipa, which is itself such a wonderful city...More

Thank Manuel M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My Family enjoyed a self-guided tour here on a rainy day. This is a beautiful structure to take photos and the experience was very educational. Great Place to visit when in Cusco.

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I found Convento de Santa to be a very interesting tour for history and the architecture of this massive structure in Cusco. The history presented was just average in content.

Thank DKM44
Reviewed 20 December 2016

When you are in Cusco you have to make choises to see and feel the history. But do not miss this. The overwhelming massive structure and the art is worth to make a visit

Thank Macaw2109
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The walk around the convent with the guide was educational and interesting. The convent is somewhat shabby but interesting nonetheless.

Thank teamturtledmdm
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed this self-guided tour of the convent on a Sunday afternoon. It was s/10 per person, very reasonable. We spent about 45 minutes. Very nice displays of the handiwork and life of one who lived there. There is a small gallery...More

Thank Kerry J
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