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. By using our Arequipa trip itinerary planning app , you can arrange your visit to Monasterio de la Recoleta and other attractions in Arequipa.
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  • Nice place for children where a bit of history, it is quickly and have nice photos. You will see from a pre-Columbian to climb a Bell Tower Mummy. Continue investing in keeping the place!
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  • Beautiful location, very quiet, very good service. The street was under construction, was not so easy to get.
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  • It is not in the historical center but rather across the river Chili, there is venerated the divine child, on 20 July, also the 20th of each month. Nearby is the International Club, if you're not a member you can stroll through the outdoor park has a fascinating view of Selva Alegre Park and Chilina, also will see from there the modern bridge Chilina
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  • Excellent museum you can interact with the differences of the other q building almost anything can be. 100% recommended.
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  • A place where you can visit museums, relics and a huge library.
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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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