Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, Arequipa

(4.7/5 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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  • A Museum in an active monastery. Excellent explanation of our guide. A good experience that is not featured, given its location, but that was the best. Here is one of the rare paintings exhibited there, Joseph playing with his son.
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  • Much is visiting it. The spaces are very attractive to visit. Well-kept with paintings and objects from other times. Gardens, the rooms express the past history in an attractive manner.
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  • Visit Santa Teresa has been, definitely, maybe in my passage through the city of Arequipa. A museum well thought out come out knowing much more of the life and customs of these nuns of the cloister, and, also, on colonial art. Our guide Maria made us go, through their stories, this beautiful convent. In addition, as a plus, you can buy cookies made by the own monjad that are of more good. 5 stars and more on this journey!
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