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“Interesting tour”

Monasterio de Santa Catalina
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US$46.50*
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
Ranked #1 of 102 things to do in Arequipa
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Owner description: 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.
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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724 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Allocated a guide on arrival. This was an excellent tour and gave you a real insight to what life would have been like there when lots of nuns lived there

Visited April 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Breath Taking”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I find it difficult to describe just how fabulous the Monastery is. The whole experience is simply fantastic and I would highly recommend a visit.

My only tip would be to pay for a guide. They are very knowledgeable and it really added to the experience.

Visited December 2013
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Shelton, Connecticut
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The tour was excellent. We learned a lot about how the nuns lived at the time and how they had servants, tough life. Grounds were beautiful.

Visited April 2014
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting Insight”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The tour was very interesting but get a good English speaking guide. Our one took nearly two hours and we did not get bored. We learnt a lot of facts which were unaware of and a life that was far from what you would expect in a church environment.

Visited March 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well maintained, but the tour is a bit dull.”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a very historic site, and initially very interesting, but the tour didn't need to take us to the bedroom of every monk and nun that ever lived there. Tip: get up on a roof, the view of the city and volcanoes is wonderful.

Visited April 2014
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