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“1 hour guided visit”

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.
Edmundston, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“1 hour guided visit”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I've been to the Monastery many times and still find it very interesting...You can do it on your own but I suggest to hire a guide because there is so much information and details that one would miss. This is a MUST in Arequipa !!!!

Visited March 2014
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Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic
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31 reviews
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Either a guided or self guided tour gives one an in depth look at the Monastery that has been in continuous use for over 450 years. A huge complex in excellent state of repair

Visited April 2014
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Shediac, Canada
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“A moment in the past.....”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Very nice visit!...good food....excellent guide for the visit. The Monastery of Santa Catalina is a piece of our own history with the religious believing....

Visited April 2014
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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“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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“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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