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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. Plan to visit Convento de Santa Catalina during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco trip generator.
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  • Walking around inside and outside , especially as outside gives you a great view of the history of the place.  more »
  • We took a tour here and found it fascinating. The grounds really speak of the Inka culture and spiritual belief. We thought it was very interesting, great history and art.  more »
  • Wonderful afternoon spent at the Monasterio Santa Catalina. Such a rich history and beautiful architecture. We hired one of the guides inside the Convent, highly recommended for the history and contex...  more »
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  • Nice place
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  • Beautiful Qur'an Church.
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  • Monastery of santa catalina cusco beautiful place
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  • Very nice. Historical
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