Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, Arequipa

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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. Arrange your visit to Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa and discover more family-friendly attractions in Arequipa using our Arequipa trip planner .
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  • September 26, 2017
    I was delighted to know this convent. We had a very good guide that he liked very much his work and knew much of art and history. Given a tip at the end.
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  • September 3, 2017
    Hello, here is the end of the mass located at the next to attended church. Very nice when she was the Virgin Mary wore down the street for short tour! Then visited the museum. There was still no God's available so that our round, but gong also fine. With about 1 h you weather outside. In English brochure brief explanation, but also all come with explanations of the displayed business. Entrance 20s.
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  • September 3, 2017
    Interesting tour and on sale desserts are delicious. I love the salon of interpretation... It is very instructive to grasp the process of parts production.
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  • June 11, 2017
    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 !
  • February 3, 2017
    Good
  • June 22, 2017
    Beautiful Museum is well worth visiting it when you are traveling in Arequipa
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  • February 20, 2017
    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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  • June 2, 2017
    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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