Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina) Tours

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

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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Discover the best of Arequipa and its surroundings on a 4-day tour. Visit the highlights of the “White City,” including the Santa Catalina Monastery before embarking on a 2-day journey to the Colca Canyon. Explore small villages around the canyon and observe the local flora and fauna, including the great Andean condor, before heading back to Arequipa.
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The volcanic stone city of Arequipa ranks among the most beautiful in South America, and many people say no trip to Peru is complete without a visit. On this tour, leave the map behind and follow your guide to top Arequipa attractions including the Plaza de Armas and Santa Catalina Monastery, and learn of the city’s rich colonial history. Entry to the Santa Catalina Monastery plus pickup and drop-off at your Arequipa accommodation are included.
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Explore Arequipa many historical sights and attractions on a 3.5-hour 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. You'll also visit the Monastery of St Catherine, which was closed to the public for almost 400 hundreds years.
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Santa Catalina Monastery Tour

The Tour of the Santa Catalina Monastery is an experience to tour the so-called "City within the City", since the distinctive features of this place is its isolation from the city despite being in the center of it, also having an art gallery and colorful streets inside. With the passage of time, the Monastery of Santa Catalina has forged a history rich in religious, artistic and cultural details since colonial times.
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An opportunity to discover the wonders Peru has to offer on bus tour through its coast and highlands; our travel companions? the ocean's breeze, the silent of the desert and the tall mountains home to one of the biggest empires of the continent.
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Private Arequipa City Tour Including Juanita Mummy Museum, Monastery of Santa Catalina and The Colonial Suburbs

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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