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Monasterio de Santa Catalina: Tours & Tickets

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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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Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I truely enjoyed this convent, the architecture and the set up are fascinating and inspiring. There is a lot of art work in murals, furniture and gardens. A truely contained city with beautiful and colourful Spanish style aisles between the houses. Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Khalid A
Reviewed 2 days ago

The convent is large , surrounded by a high and strong wall. A fter visiting I am unsure whether it was a gated community for wayward daughters , a prison for awkward female sisters or a confortable home for spinsters. The vow of chasity was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting departure from all our previous misconceptions about monasteries. Our guide took us through the history of the place, telling us about how the initiates and nuns lived when becoming a nun was something someone in most families did; they did...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in a group, our tour leader done our tour, it was a little too much information. I enjoy walking round myself with the booklet would have been fine. Fascinating history and peaceful place to spend an hour or so.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Davey R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were taken around by a guide around the Monastery -it is a city with in the city. Interesting way of life for nuns in the early years and even now! The walls are brightly coloured in red or blue. The paintings on the walls...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cheers142
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not too expensive to visit and much larger than we expected with many rooms to explore inside. Best done with a guide as there are no information boards to explain anything.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank trevorf668
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit. You can go with or without guide. We did the tour without guide and walk around and explore. It is a mini city in the city of Arequipa with a lot of history. Beautiful colors and art.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shaskak2016
Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Arequipa, the Monasterio is a MUST! Taking a guided tour is a great idea, because you'll get interesting information about the place, and will avoid getting lost (thebplace is big and you easily lose yourself in it). The colours, the atmosphere,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid 80/s for two people to enter the Monasterio and it was well worth it. We had a private tour guide who was proficient in English (they have all language guides available) named Alexandra who was fantastic. She guided us through the buildings explaining...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is so beautiful inside and they have a lot of text in every room about the history or architecture. They have guides (20 soles for the two of us) - nice to have an already agreed price. We didn’t use one though because you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Javier V, Gerente at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias por su lindo comentario, nos alegra haya disfrutado su visita al Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

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ShihD
23 October 2017|
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Response from Leonie T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I took so long to answer. Our tour was booked via Peru Best Tours. Diana there is extremely helpful. Check them out on facebook. They can customise the tour to your needs.
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12 October 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
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Luisa R
11 April 2016|
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Response from Javier V | Property representative |
Estimada Luisa Los días Martes y Miércoles el Monasterio atiende hasta las 8:00 pm, los demás días hasta las 5:00 pm, no es necesario hacer reserva, la esperamos
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