Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Monastery of Saint Catherine)
Visitors are able to explore the monastery on their own, wandering through narrow streets, ambient courtyards, peaceful plazas and ancient churches. Along with the historical churches and chapels, check out some of the cloisters. There is the Main Cloister, the largest in the monastery with paintings and confessionals, and the Cloister of the Oranges, which features three beautiful crosses residing amongst vibrant orange trees. You should also explore some of the streets, like Cordova Street, which has a mix of old and new architecture, Sevilla Street, originally the gateway to the first church of St. Catherine until it was converted into the kitchen and Plaza Zocodover, where the nuns would congregate on Sundays to trade religious handicrafts.
Tours & Tickets
Private Arequipa City Tour Including Juanita Mummy Museum, Monastery of Santa Catalina and The Colonial Suburbs
Take a private city tour and discover Arequipa by private van. Explore "The White City" with its monastery and museum, including the famous ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Get to know Arequipa on this history-filled city sightseeing tour. With a professional guide, you’ll see the city’s top historical attractions, including the ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)