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Monasterio de la Recoleta, Arequipa

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Explore the huge collection of historical books and maps, including rarities dating back to the 15th century, at Monasterio de la Recoleta. This storied 17th-century Franciscan monastery was recently repurposed into a public library, where the collection includes over 20,000 old books and documents. While there, visit the onsite museum of Amazonian and pre-Conquest artifacts collected by missionaries. Guides speaking Italian, French, Spanish, and English offer extensive knowledge on topics. A visit to Monasterio de la Recoleta represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Arequipa itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • One of the best museums. Very good. Good old library, very flashy, recommended. Go between 4 pm
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  • The best Museum q can be, everything super chido and constructions and decorations.
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  • A great Museum
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  • Not this open Sundays 😧
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  • I am cusquenian visited Arequipa city really is amazing and is one of the best museums to visit
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