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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  • In my opinion this museum has exceeded guidance as well as variety to the rest of museums in Arequipa. The paintings and all the art that keeps this museum is amazing. This is one of the main things that make me feel proud of Arequipa. I can assure that this exceeds in quality to the Museum of Santa Catalina.
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  • Equivalent or superior to any other Middle-Age Art museum in Europe. Little known and opened to the public just a few years ago. No replicas (including priceless gems and precious metals master pieces), all original pieces! A wealth of colonial art that goes back to the 1750s. Much more interesting than the Santa Catalina convent. Better or equal to any Museum of medieval art in Europe. Little known and recríen open to the public a few years ago. Nothing of replicas (including masterpieces in precious metals and jewels), all original parts! A marvel of colonial art dating back to 1750. I think it is much more interesting than Santa Catalina
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  • It has very good works of art, good guides, good conservation of the heritage. very interesting. It is worth visiting it.
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