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  • Address: Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
  • Hours: Friday-Monday: 9am-5pm Tuesday-Thursday: 8am-8pn
  • Admission: S35 (about $13)

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Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) Tours

Inaugurated on Oct. 2, 1580, 40 years after Arequipa was founded, the Santa Catalina Monastery (Monastery of St Catherine) has grown to become a city in itself. In fact, its design resembles the original city streets of Arequipa. especially given the white sillar structures the city is known for. The monastery is also made of ashlar, or petrified volcanic ash, coming from Volcan Chachani which overlooks Arequipa.

Visitors can explore the monastery independently or with a guide, wandering through narrow streets, ambient courtyards, peaceful plazas and ancient churches. Along with the historical churches and chapels, the cloisters are also especially noteworthy; the Main Cloister is the largest in the monastery and features both paintings and confessionals, while the Cloister of the Oranges includes three beautiful crosses residing among vibrant orange trees. You should also explore some of the streets, such as Cordova Street, which has a mix of old and new architecture; Sevilla Street, originally the gateway to the first church of St Catherine; and Plaza Zocodover, where nuns once congregated on Sundays to trade religious handicrafts.

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Monasterio de Santa Catalina Admission Ticket

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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery, Arequipa, Attraction Tickets
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery

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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

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Arequipa City Tour Including Juanita Mummy Museum, Monastery of Santa Catalina and The ... 
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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 Juanita ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Explore all the highlights of Peru on a 15-day tour from Lima. Travel to the Amazon Jungle and spot a great variety of native wildlife. Wander through the ...  Read more

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