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

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Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
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426-5521
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Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the...

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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Peace in the centre of the city

We visited the church initially and noticed the cloisters through a door but with no access. Outside we went round to the side and found the entrance to the rest of the building... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the church initially and noticed the cloisters through a door but with no access. Outside we went round to the side and found the entrance to the rest of the building - the church entrance is free but you pay a modest amount (I think it was 10 soles per person) to visit the rest although it was... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The blend of architecture and design was clearly brought directly from Spain. But you can see how Peruvians/Limenos have adopted it. This is an active Monastery, and cathedral. 2nd best site to visit in Lima.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour to the Monastery. It is very interesting with many museum and historical qualities. Spending more than 1 hour there is too much.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this church, the architecture is incredible and you can visit many beautiful places around it. Is a good place to know if is your first time in Lima

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Thank Diego N
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved walking through the plazas and narrow streets of Lima. The Monastery was fascinating with the paintings, frescos, and bones (yes, bones!). Oooooohhhh!

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Thank Misstexas1
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It is difficult to say if I like this convent or the San Franciscan one better, but I would say that Santo Domingo is set apart by the opportunity to climb a bell tower and get a view of the river and the city. The tower was also a great way to catch a breeze and cool off from the... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I would recommend a guide to provide information and background on this place otherwise it is a quick stroll around without understanding exactly what has occurred here over the years. The age of the tiles is mind blowing and the wood carving is beautiful

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

love the rich history behind it and the great architectural Spanish design of the church and convent. Beautiful wood ceiling and Spanish gardens

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I have never visited anything like this before so for me it was very interesting. The catacombs were more vast than i had imagined. A little bizarre in some respects but humbling. Must be on your list of things to do in Lima.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I like history but am not into archaeology or anthropology. The Catacombs are plenty of old bones but I thought other things were much more interesting, like the military ceremony in the Plaza de Armas each Sunday.

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