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Convento de Santa Catalina, Cusco
(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Convento de Santa Catalina during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco trip generator.
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  • This object is a nunnery, plus a museum dedicated to the okolomonastyrskoj topic. Life and customs of the 17 century, you can see how it was. Inside the beautifully, dignity.
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  • If you go to Cusco don't miss this Convent: the visit will thrill you. You get the sense that the sisters are still there and everything remained intact; The cloister is lovely and the Museum staff very friendly.
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  • Excellent ride to enjoy listening to the guides that came to learn more about the Inca culture.
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  • nice
  • All these rooms without window, no one else in the Museum, it is actually a good way to get into the mindset of a cloistered nun. On the other hand, be squarely in the black in two of the rooms and find the flashlight, two models of sisters elongated and motionless, it was a little scary.
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  • There are restaurants in santa catalina but the best restaurant is the arches of santa catalina where you eat well rich and you serve at home.
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  • Nice place