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“Fascinating look at life in a convent” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monasterio de Santa Catalina

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 98 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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“Fascinating look at life in a convent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

A fascinating tour through this amazing convent with a guide will give you a real insight into the life of nuns who lived here. This city-within-a-city is full of interesting rooms and artefacts. A good guide will give you the stories of how the nuns lived throughout the ages. How they worked and lived. Truly a memorable experience.

Visited April 2014
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Edmundston, Canada
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“1 hour guided visit”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A moment in the past.....”
5 of 5 bubbles 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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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