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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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  • Average7%
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“saint martin” (15 reviews)
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Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Cercado de Lima
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+51 1 4276793
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"spanish tiles"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A little crowded and a guide is good. Has infuences of all kinds of cultures and remains of 2 saints as well a catacombs. You only get a peak at the catacombs but overall learning the history and the fact the saints are a woman...More

Thank Colleen H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The monastery was included in our tour package and we learned a lot about the conquistadors. The outfits of the clergy is displayed and the long corridors of the bones and skulls were staged in a creepy way. The important ones had coffins in the...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The monastery is well kept and the view from the bell tower is worth climbing the 134 steps. However, what makes it more appealing is the history behind it told by one of the volunteer tour guides. A must see while you are in the...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

It is just a couple blocks away from Plaza Mayor and well worth the short walk. Inside is a library full of old, historical books. There is also a beautiful courtyard with a fountain and underground catacombs that are creepy yet fascinating.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

If you're visiting the cathedral and Plaza Major, you certainly should walk the two blocks to see the monastery, too. It was interesting and a worthwhile use of our time. I don't, however, think it's worth a special trip if you're not already going to...More

Thank dskid
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

My husband and I went to the monastery and up the bell tower as part of a guided tour of Lima. We had decided to do this church in particular because of the bell tower. The view was stunning and well worth the climb. The...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

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 10 February 2018 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

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 1 February 2018

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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Fernanda C
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Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
i believe we paid 10S each to get in!
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Response from Fernanda C | Reviewed this property |
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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