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Convento de Santa Catalina, Cusco

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 130+ 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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  • beautiful place! We arrived early on for the tour agency and our guide led us to the convent, and love to visit! very charming!
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  • Combines both inca ruins and convent in one location, interesting to see the building techniques used by the incas 
  • I was impressed to see the austerity in which nuns and novices lived at the Museum. 14 hrs, I could hear distance to the current cloister sisters sing in latin and buy a bag of rich cookies prepared by them at the entrance to 1 Sun.
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  • 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
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