Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

  based on 2 reviews   write a review

Arequipa, Peru

Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa Reviews

Martin_Austria Martin_A…
75 reviews
Monasterio de Santa Catalina Feb 17, 2011
This monastery is probatley one of the highlight in Arequipa. Its amazing to so on what high level the nons lived cenuries ago.

I went on my own, I enjoy the archicture. In most rooms you will find a description giving you the basic information. If you are interessted in more information I would recomend you to take a guide. (Which are standing right after you entered the monastery. All major languages are availabe (Spanish, English, German, French, Russian,Japanese,.. and more)

Its a very colorfull and warm place so if you have enough time dont miss it.
Link
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
davidx davidx
564 reviews
Well worth a guided tour Sep 10, 2005
Our tour leader advised us that we should miss most of the point of going to this monastery, if we did not get a guide and he was right.

In what is often called the 'Silver City' of Arequipa the nuns were isolated from the world by high brick walls. There were pressures for all families to send one of their members into religious service of some kind so that women who wanted to avoid the monastic life were able to do so if a brother was committed to the priesthood or a sister was already a nun.

Without a guide we should not have grasped the difference in the life style of a nun who had completed training and a novice, the second being far more restricted.

There are narrow passages given the names of Andalucian towns and lovely squares, arcades, gardens and chapels.
Link

Related Travel Blogs About Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery
As soon as we arrived in Arequipa we were approached by a small Chinese looking guy in a pin-stripe suit that looked as if it had been meant for a six-foot bloke then had the arm and trouser ends saw… As soon as we arrived in Arequipa we were approached by a small Chinese looking guy in a pin…
Santa Catalina Monastery
We had an amazing hostel! Our room was a separate little house in the backyard of the rest of the building. It was called Hostal las Torres de Ugarte. Across the street there was the Santa Catalin…Santa Catalina Monastery . This monastery was founded 400 years ago. Typical are its vividly painted walls. Inside the monastery there are still about 20 nuns living in a closed…
Santa Catalina Monastery
      Our first stop this morning was the Monasterio de Santa Catalina, a serene convent founded by the Dominicans in 1579. We spent two hours wandering around the labyrinthi…Arequipa, called Yanahuara. From there, we were able to get a few shots of some of the active volcanoes that surround the city. We also enjoyed another serving…

Check Arequipa Hotel Deals

Check-in:
Check-out:
Guests:
Rooms:
Arequipa Map
1 review
1 review - $25
1 review - $45
Arequipa
photo by: halilee