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Monasterio de la Recoleta

Recoleta 117, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 270966
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Private Tour: Colonial Arequipa Including Recoleta Convent and Casa del Moral
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This 17th century convent has been rebuilt several times due to earthquake damage. Now a museum, its rooms contain mummies, masks and souvenirs collected on missionary travels.
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Recoleta 117, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 270966
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed the chance to go through at my own pace. There are a lot of different rooms and courtyards. It is very beautiful and well maintained. Enjoyed the views from the bell tower and seeing inside the large church on the grounds

Thank dmkancak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and lots of portraits some of which were strange. Furniture period and a large money collection. Interesting .... our guide was lovely but a little hard to understand.

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Recoleta is not to be compared with the San Catalina. It is impressive by it's collection of stuffed animals that were used to train the missionaries before going into the jungle. You discover all possible animals that are found in the jungle, photos of...More

Thank Beuntje
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit. I had the whole place to myself for an hour and a half and I would say it's a bit of a hidden treasure. Many of the exhibits are a bit quirky.... Slightly bizarre Amazonian taxidermy and the room with display...More

1  Thank Kira H
Reviewed 8 August 2016

this monastery is situated across the small valley in a district our guide book deemed a bit dodgy. So we hailed a taxi. Only a five minute ride from the main square. Well worth a visit if you are interest in spanish colonial history or...More

1  Thank 497ianj
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This monastery was conveniently located around the corner from where we were staying. It is quiet, with only a handful of visitors while we were there. Well worth spending an hour or two here. Interesting museum rooms but my favorite part was the library, where...More

Thank Eleni L
Reviewed 6 June 2016

...When there is no video-interactive baloney around (everything has its time and place and good museums like good classes do not need technology) and there is even a little bit of dust, you know you have found something special, and that you are lucky to...More

3  Thank TheTravelCutie
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Incredible "city within a city" a convent where in the early 19th century and colonial times rich families sent one or more of their daughters. Our guide Silvia was exceptionally well informed.

2  Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Just to see the library is worth the whole visit! Very quiet and relaxing place, interesting colections.

3  Thank ValvaMG
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Although this monastery doesn't see anywhere near the number of visitors as the more famous Santa Catalina, I think it's actually a much more worthwhile destination. The 10 sole entrance fee is reasonable and they let you take photos and wander around freely. There's also...More

3  Thank Lizara K
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