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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  • The monastery of Discalced Carmelites of Santa Teresa and San Jose de Arequipa founded in 1710. A hidden colonial treasure. Open for visits in 2005 shows collection carefully preserved for 3 centuries. History and culture virreynal. Environment and very well-preserved spaces pelas contemplative nuns. The visit is guided tour of the monastery explaining and accounting guide details of each environment. Reaching the middle day is possible to hear the angelus sweetly sung by the nuns of closing that inhabit the monastery. Not to be missed. Super recommended!
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  • Very nice Museum. Our guide, Miguel Villavicencio showed us the place and explained everything very detailed. A very nice place to visit
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  • We were delighted with this beautiful convent has both colonial art and installations are precious. We love the lounge of the Nativity, the guide was super
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  • Carmelite convent with living Sisters; excellent peaces of art, 2 cloisters.
  • 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 little visited, but not for the reasons that one may come to the head, it is simply not very promoted somewhere. I recommend it, not only is the architecture and portraits which is interesting but the story sometimes behind each piece of the Museum. Barsto is not the entrance, but not so expensive. I hope you like it like me.
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  • Very nice everything
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