Convento de Santa Catalina, Cusco

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Head to the 16th-century Convento de Santa Catalina to see where women from rich and powerful families came to live a life of chastity, obedience, and continual prayer and work. A dimly lit interior, quiet atmosphere, and mannequins dressed as nuns provide an insight into convent life. Today, roughly 20 nuns live in the northern quarter of the convent, while the rest is open to the public. For Convento de Santa Catalina and beyond, use our Cusco trip itinerary app to get the most from your Cusco vacation.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Cusco is full of churches and convents and in my opinion one is much the same as another. It is a nice convent, quite ornate. You are not allowed to takes pictures inside as with most of these places ...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    The Dominican nuns take care of this convent and provide a little museum of Saint Catherine's life. There are often sisters on the grounds and they are friendly and approachable. Good photo op.  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    With so much to see and do around Cusco it is easy to miss this. Don't! This place gives you a deep sense of what convent life would have been like. It is impeccably curated and well worth the price o...  more »
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  • August 7, 2017
    Beautiful inca+colonial construction
  • June 28, 2016
    Nice place
  • September 11, 2016
    nice
  • July 24, 2017
    Recommendation 1: visit him two hours before closing. The reason is that visitors will be reduced to a minimum so the experience will be much more rewarding. Recommendation 2: if they are afraid of the nuns will not. Recommendation 3. Look carefully at both the canvases that recount the life of Santo Domingo, his adventures, say, of the internal capiilla, as also and above all the murals that decorate - and cover - one of the enclosures of the second level. Perdornar not remember in detail the nomenclature of the spaces. All the works, worth stress, illustrate the artistic wonder of the pictorial movement from Cusco. The amount of resources, techniques, and appropriate styles. A place that is admirable, but complains he is not allowed to take photos. Recommendation 4: attention to the work entitled "The creation of the world", which brings to mind Brueghel and Bosch.
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  • June 14, 2017
    Beautiful Qur'an Church.
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