Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, Arequipa

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Art Museum
View the intricate decorations and artworks at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, a Carmelite monastery and living museum. The 17th-century convent remained closed to the public until 2005. Now, you can get to know the complex's colonial architecture and art, as well as the lifestyle of the nuns that live here. Take a guided tour to acquaint yourself with the daily life in the convent and hear about the history of the place. View the living quarters, the simple chapel, the courtyards, and the peaceful patio of flowers. Admire the extensive collection of colonial-era religious artworks and don't forget to purchase a delicious treat or some rose-scented soap from the convent-run shop. Put Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa at the forefront of your travel plans using our Arequipa vacation planner.
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  • Definitely worth a visit! Loved the afternoon we spent here, very different vibe than the larger Santa Catelina (in no way will they feel redundant if you do both). The courtyard and space are beautif...  more »
  • Full of precious objects, this monastery should not be missed. Although less well-known than Santa Catalina monastery, you should visit it because you will see the wealth in art objects that belong to...  more »
  • Ana, at the front desk was incredibly helpful. Excellent English. The tour guide had poor English. The male tour guide speaks better English - truly important to get the most of the experience. Excell...  more »
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  • It's just one big claustro to visit with many rooms and great pieces exposed. You'll get to see the church from two exclusive point of views (the one of the sisters living in the Covent. It's definitely not santa Catalina, but for 20 soles (+10 for the guide for your group) you will not regret it !
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  • It is a beautiful place. Very well preserved. Architecture and painting virreynal 17th century and 18th century. It is worth visiting it. I recommend it
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  • The convent has been inside all Carmelite spirituality, filled with stories of faith and everyday life. The silence is that characterizes it.
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  • Historical Museum of Arequipa, very nice, close to the plaza san francisco and plaza de armas
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