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Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo: Tours & Tickets

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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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Jiron Camana 170, Lima 15001, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide took us around explaining the history -the inner courtyard was interesting with Spanish mosaic tiles on the wall dating back to 1606 -it is a pity that quite a lot of tiles are broken and needs to be restored. Also some of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible church interior. I had tour guide who spoke excellent English and we spoke Spanglish with one another. Incredibly beautiful 1500s courtyard, Spanish tiles and intricate woodwork. Went up to belltower as well. But so awkward at the end because I didn’t know she expected...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely architecture and absolutely worth the visit while in Plaza de Armas. Unlike the San Francisco, in Santo Domingo photos are allowed. Not to be missed. Truly beautiful!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

I’ve been and seen many churches throughout the world. What a great story and history of this one. Wish we would’ve spent more time here.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 11 September 2019

We simply visited the inside of the basilica and found it really nice and rich in ornamentation. You have the possibility to visit the attendant convent, which we didn't do but was highly recommended to us!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

This place is impressive and massive. The architecture is beautiful and there are different visits to the rooftop, the gardens but we didn't do it, we were just satisfied by walking around...

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 August 2019

The main reason why we visited the Convent was because we wanted to see the Tombs of Saint Rose of Lima and Saint Martin De Porres. The Convent is huge and even houses a library and chapels for each of the 3 saints whose remains...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank betty l
Reviewed 26 July 2019

For 10 Soles ($3.30 US). You get to spend about 1 1/2 hrs. Seeing and hearing about the old convent where St. Martin de Porrres and Santa Rosa de Lima lived. You walk through the old basilica and and cap off the tour by climbing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 22 June 2019

Santo Domingo has lovely courtyards full of colorful Spanish tile and brightly painted arches. It was very similar to courtyards at San Francisco a few blocks away, but here we could take photos. inexpensive and nice when we were already in the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 11 June 2019

Santo Domingo is a a beautiful monastery with the graves of three saints. There was a lot of interesting stuff to see. Entrance by guided tour only. Unfortunately the tour we were on was really slow and it dragged. A different guide may provide a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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lvjmr
16 October 2019|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Our visit here was included in a 4 hour city tour of Lima. From what I recall you can visit and tour anytime during the day by yourself too. We spent a good 40 minutes here with the city tour. In the tour the bilingual guild... More
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Response from Gabrielle321 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth paying to go in.
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Fcugola
28 December 2017|
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Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
i believe we paid 10S each to get in!
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