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Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina)
Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina)

Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) Tours and Tickets

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Among the oldest structures in Arequipa, the historically significant Monastery of St. Catherine (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) covers an area of 15,615 square feet (20,000 square meters). The convent harbors a complete city with parks, houses, plazas, chapels, and a cemetery, offering visitors a meditative break from the busy historic center of Arequipa.

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Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa, Historic and Colonial City and Santa Catalina Monastery

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Explore Arequipa's many historical sights and attractions on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. A knowedgable and expert guide will take you via air-conditioned coah to spectacular viewpoints like the Mirador de Yanahuara, and lead you through some of Arequipa's most exquisite colonial districts—including Yanaahuara and St Lazarus. Visit the Monastery of St Catherine, which was closed to the public for almost 400 hundreds years.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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US$59.00
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Monasterio de Santa Catalina Admission Ticket

Monasterio de Santa Catalina Admission Ticket

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Discover one of the most important architectural works in Peru at the Monastery of Santa Catalina in Arequipa. This 400-year-old complex is like a ‘city inside a city,’ with many streets, cells, and structures within its walls. Learn about the fusion of Spanish and Inca culture that is preserved in this structure and in Peru as you wander the corridors of this beautiful property.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$14.50
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A 3-hour Guided Food Tour with 4 Iconic Restaurants of Arequipa

A 3-hour Guided Food Tour with 4 Iconic Restaurants of Arequipa

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Get the best bites in town on this tour of local restaurants in Arequipa. Visit four restaurants to experience the rich flavors of Peru. Sample tasting plates at each eatery accompanied by matching drinks, and top it all off with dessert. Learn about the local cuisine of Peru from your guide and get local recommendations for the best spots in town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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US$79.00

Private Arequipa City Tour: Juanita Museum, Santa Catalina and Colonial Suburbs

Private Arequipa City Tour: Juanita Museum, Santa Catalina and Colonial Suburbs

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Check out the architectural and historical highlights in the colonial city of Arequipa during this 5-hour private city tour. Receive personalized attention from your guide as you explore this Peruvian town also known as “The White City,” thanks to its wealth of white-hued structures. Among the landmarks you’ll see are the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the Juanita Mummy Museum and the colonial suburbs of Cayma, Yanahuara and Sabandia. Your Arequipa sightseeing excursion also includes a private guide and vehicle, lunch, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
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US$192.31
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Monastery of Santa Catalina, Historic center and viewpoints of Arequipa.

Monastery of Santa Catalina, Historic center and viewpoints of Arequipa.

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With this tour we will be able to know both the history of Arequipa from its beginnings, the constructions of the Historic center of Arequipa, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the surrounding viewpoints as well as one of the most representative centers such as the Monastery of Santa Catalina, come and know this tour on foot walking and enjoying the city as well as by car to get to know the closest viewpoints of the city with beautiful landscapes and beautiful archeology stories. This tour is offered privately and is guided on board in your preferred language so you have a full day knowing a lot about the history of Arequipa.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.21
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10-Day Guided Excursion in Peru

10-Day Guided Excursion in Peru

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Get off the beaten path in the highlands of Peru and discover stunning mountain scenery and remote cities few tourists visit. passing through Arequipa the "white city" the magic of the Colca Cañon and the beaufitul Chivay town. getting really connected with the culture and history. Getting to Llachon in Titikaka - lake and have a complete unique experience with the local homesstay. enjoy the magic of the lake and incomparable Uros Island. gettin to Cusco is half the adventure and exploring the land of the Inca and its best Machupicchu – travel by a private transport and Professional Tourism Guide to increase the very ancient knowledge of this civilization.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,564.11
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Walking Tour Arequipa Including Santa Catalina Monastery

Walking Tour Arequipa Including Santa Catalina Monastery

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Get in touch with Peru’s colonial heritage during this 3-hour guided walking tour of Arequipa. Stroll the streets of the country’s second-biggest city, admiring the unique ashlar-clad (white volcanic rock) buildings of its UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center. As you wander you’ll tour the oldest neighborhood in the city, see Arequipa’s first church, play around with some llamas and alpacas and sample some potatoes, one of Peru’s most typical snacks. A guide, hotel pickup and food tasting are all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.00
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US$48.00

Arequipa Walking Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa Walking Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Through this tour they will learn about the history, culture, legends and peculiar data of the city. You will discover the importance it had in colonial times and until today becoming one of the most important tourist destinations in Peru -
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$44.00
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US$44.00

City Tour Arequipa & Santa Catalina Monastery

City Tour Arequipa & Santa Catalina Monastery

We invite you to discover the beautiful city of Arequipa, declared a World Cultural Heritage, with the Arequipa Sightseeing Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery. Stroll through the old `forbidden city` of Santa Catalina Monastery, meet the Jesuit church and enjoy the majestic views of the Misti volcano. Do not miss it!
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  • 4 hours
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US$86.53
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Half-Day Arequipa City Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

Half-Day Arequipa City Tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

You will be picked up from your hotel to be transferred to the Carmen Alto viewpoint, where you will enjoy the countryside of Arequipa with a view to Chili river, and the Misti and Chachani volcanoes, in the background. Then you will be transported to the Yanahuara viewpoint, an olden construction of the XIX century, where they will obtain a view to the cityside, always with the imposing Misti watching over. After that, you will visit the basilica of the Company of Jesus, an impressive architectonic piece of neo-renaissance style, built with white stone, known as ashlar. The tour will continue in Main Square, the main space of urban encounters. Finally, you will know to get to know the famous Convent of Santa Catalina, a prestigious institution of the XVI century, comprised of plazas, cloisters, and streets, that used to be inhabited by the daughters of prestigious families, who were kept by the convent’s nuns.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.00
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US$56.00

Half-Day Arequipa Private City Tour Including Santa Catalina Monastery

Half-Day Arequipa Private City Tour Including Santa Catalina Monastery

The route begins in Arequipa´s Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru. Facing this square is the imposing Cathedral, built in the 17th century. From there, continue to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloister and small religious citadel built in 1579, still in use to this date. Then, visit the Church of the Compañia de Jesus (1590). Considered a classic example of local baroque architecture, it houses an exceptional collection of paintings and murals. Lastly, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto for a panoramic view of the Arequipa countryside. At the end, take a transfer back to the hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.00
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US$74.00
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City Tour in Arequipa, Santa Catalina and viewpoints

City Tour in Arequipa, Santa Catalina and viewpoints

This tour is a complete visit to the city, knowing a lot of its architecture, culture, the historic center, then you visit some incredible landscapes where you can also appreciate the beauty of the fields and green areas that Arequipa has, it ends up having a pleasant moment, besides knowing one of the important attractions of Arequipa such as the Monastery of Santa Catalina. This tour makes it special that it does not have any extra expense on your part, it includes all income and permanent assistance, complete tour of Arequipa.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
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Half-Day Private Tour to Santa Catalina Convent and Sabandía Mill

Half-Day Private Tour to Santa Catalina Convent and Sabandía Mill

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Santa Catalina Convent, built in 1579, which is an enclosed religious town that remains in use to this day. You will continue to Sabandia, famous for its colonial mill that dates from the XVII Century, where formerly the grains were ground that soon were distributed in all the South of Peru. Fascinating villages with stepped terraces dating from pre-inca time, will be seen on the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.00
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City Tour in Arequipa, Historic Center and Viewpoints around

City Tour in Arequipa, Historic Center and Viewpoints around

This tour will allow you to know professionally the different places that comprise the historic center of the city, as well as the main viewpoints that surround the city of Arequipa. Having a pleasant walk time and at the same time cultural information of the city of Arequipa. Start in the historic center, taking a walk on the main places of free entry with colonial architecture. After that we went in a private car with a guide on board to the main viewpoints of Arequipa, with a good view and with a lot of history, to know a little more details about the surroundings and also the news in which the White city of Arequipa is located .
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.59
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US$63.59

Half - Day City Tour Arequipa

Half - Day City Tour Arequipa

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Explore Peru’s second biggest city, Arequipa on a private half-day guided tour. Discover the “White City,” named after its white buildings made from sillar stone of the nearby volcanoes, and how Arequipa became very prosperous during Spanish colonial times. Visit key landmarks such as the Plaza de Armas and Santa Catalina Monastery and get a panoramic at the three volcanoes that surround the city.
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  • 6 hours
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US$120.00
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US$120.00

Arequipa and Colca Canyon Essential Tour Package

Arequipa and Colca Canyon Essential Tour Package

Come to Arequipa to discover the beauty of the city, visiting amazing convents, temples and colonial mansions, as well as the historic center considered as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. Explore this fantastic place surrounded by volcanoes and impressive mountains, located just 3 hours from the impressive Colca Valley. Get to know one of the deepest canyons in the world, where we will find beautiful landscapes surrounded by platforms, snow-capped mountains and incredible fauna.
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  • 4 days
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US$399.13
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Peru Ideal Travel Package

Peru Ideal Travel Package

Perú, what a wonderful place to explore! Come and visit this amazing South American country, full of culture and history. Start your trip in Lima, the Peru´s capital city and discover incredible museums and beautiful historic center. Enjoy the Ballestas Islands in Paracas and the mysterious Nazca Lines. Arequipa and its volcanoes around will leave you speechless and admire the fantastic landscapes of Lake Titicaca in Puno. To end this unique tour, you will visit Cusco and the magic citadel of Machu Picchu. Peru has a lot to offer!
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  • 12 days
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US$1,855.18
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US$1,855.18
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10 Days Discover Peru: Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco & Machu Picchu
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10 Days Discover Peru: Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco & Machu Picchu

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South of Perú we will find a White city with a unique architecture; a majestic bird flying over the world’s deepest canyon; a mysterious, huge, navigable lake; a city located among the clouds.
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  • 10 days
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US$1,490.00
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US$1,490.00

Trip to the south of Peru

Trip to the south of Peru

The tour package Trip to the south of Peru will take you to discover the amazing tourist attractions of this beautiful South American country. This fantastic 11-day tour begins in the coast of the city of Lima, to explore the lovely historical center and museums with invaluable pre-Colombian pieces. Admire the white city of Arequipa and get impressed with stunning landscapes of the Colca Canyon. Visit the Lake Titicaca in Puno and follow the route of the sun until reach the city of Cusco. This place has a lot to explore and unique archaeological sites in the world, such as the wonder of Machu Picchu.
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  • 11 days
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US$1,814.78
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US$1,814.78
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Classic Peru & Puerto Maldonado Travel Package

Classic Peru & Puerto Maldonado Travel Package

Come to explore the wonders of Peru, a country rich in archaeology and ancestral history. You will start this tour package in the coast of the city of Lima, located in front of the Pacific Ocean. You will continue to the impressive mountains of Cusco, visiting the incredible Sacred Valley and the magical Machu Picchu. The Peruvian jungle of Puerto Maldonado will leave you impressed. Admire unique flora and fauna, and fantastic wildlife. To complete the tour, you will visit Puno and the famous Lake Titicaca, to then explore the white city of Arequipa.
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  • 13 days
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US$2,012.63
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US$2,012.63
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8-Day Touring & Exploring Peru

8-Day Touring & Exploring Peru

Travel the width and breadth of Peru with ease and efficiency on an 8 - Day tour with this completely private and customizable Machu Picchu Luxury Travel Tour from Arequipa, Mysterious Peru will amaze you visiting AREQUIPA, PUNO, CUSCO AND MACHUPICCHU. Ideal for first-time visitors.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4,229.00
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Perú tour in 10 days starting upon arrival to Arequipa quiet city

Perú tour in 10 days starting upon arrival to Arequipa quiet city

if you start your trip in Arequipa (2335 m.a.s.l.) you will have the chance to have a gradual acclimatization. You will enjoy a quiet city full of architecture surrounded by mountains and villages as in Colca valley with live culture, history and landscapes full of nature.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,179.49
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Walking tour Arequipa including Santa Catalina Monastery

Walking tour Arequipa including Santa Catalina Monastery

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Get to know the city of Arequipa in southern Peru on this shared walking tour of its historical center. Walk with your guide around the “White City” and learn about its pre-Incan and colonial history. Visit different neighborhoods and districts of Arequipa, including the Yanahuara district with its volcano viewpoints, as well as the Santa Catalina Monastery, that still is home to nuns today.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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US$59.00

Private Full-Day Tour in Arequipa with Airport Pickup

Private Full-Day Tour in Arequipa with Airport Pickup

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Our private tour in Arequipa shows visitors the highlights of our city in a professional and personalized way. Our services start from the moment visitors arrive in the city, we include pick-up from the airport in a safe and comfortable way. Then we visit the viewpoints of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto and then we make the tour of the historic center of the city visiting the monastery of Santa Catalina, the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa, the cloisters and Jesuit church, the traditional neighborhood of San Lazaro, the San Camilo market, and Mundo Alpaca. Arequipa is a city with a lot of history, tradition, natural and cultural diversity. We want visitors to know and enjoy their stay in Arequipa. If what you are looking for is to visit the most outstanding attractions of Arequipa without rushing and without crowds this is the experience for you. Welcome to Arequipa!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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US$85.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) costs USD 14.50. Guided Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) tours start around USD 14.50 per person.