Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Top 1% of attractions in Arequipa
9 / 10

4 expert reviews

“Santa Catalina convent (16C), the highlight of a visit to Arequipa, is nowadays only inhabited by twenty or so nuns who live an austere life”

– Michelin Guide

"Arequipa's serene Convent of Santa Catalina, founded in 1579 under the Dominican order, is the most important and impressive religious monument in Peru" Full review
"A city unto itself, this 5-acre complex of mud-brick, Iberian-style buildings—a working convent and one of Peru's most famed cultural treasures." Full review
Atlas Obscura
"This 16th-century monastery was founded to cloister the daughters of wealthy local families. " Full review

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