Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, Arequipa

(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Re-fuel to appreciate virreynal of 18th-century art. Not to be missed. second time I visit it. He would return for a third, fourth, fifth time... Special mention to Miguel, our guide. You know muc´hisimo level details incredible. Very clear explanations.
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  • 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 »
  • Without be believing me has delighted this place, the history that has and the beauty is shocking. All this very good care and is treated with love and respect. The people who work there are very friendly. In addition the cloister nuns still live there and I played the good fortune to hear some of their customs (Ring Bell, singing the Angelus, etc). Very beautiful and 100% recommended.
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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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  • Historical Museum of Arequipa, very nice, close to the plaza san francisco and plaza de armas
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  • beautiful Museum of virreinal art full of fine artistic works. The staff of the director of the Museum was unique and cozy. total recommended to visit. go with time that is huge and takes much time to see it all.
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  • Excellent, well maintained, marked, well explained in Spanish and English.
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