Monasterio de Santa Catalina

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4 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

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 →


Frommer's 34

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 →


Lonely Planet

Even if you’re overdosed on colonial edifices, this convent shouldn’t be missed Full review →

At the end of the four years they could choose between taking their vows and entering into religious service, or leaving the convent – the latter would most likely have brought shame upon their family.

Michelin Guide 55

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 Full review →

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