Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, Arequipa
(4.7/5 based on 220+ 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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  • We enjoyed the visit with our guide Maria. Nice and passionate through her work she gave us his knowledge on the techniques of sculpture and painting used in the monastery.
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  • It is a convent, recently opened to the public. The story that tells us this Institute is very artistic. It was an art hidden or rather guarded by nuns of the cloister. The explanation is magnificent and necessary so that they will know the art of another era.
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  • but very interesting and there is plenty to see unlike other convents or monasteries or we pay to see the walls, there beautiful relics, paintings and objects, religious, well exposed and highlighted, you will not be bothered by other visitors, this place is very little visited by tourists
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