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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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  • The walk around the convent with the guide was educational and interesting. The convent is somewhat shabby but interesting nonetheless. 
  • What I was impressed nester Temple was the Museum where I had the pleasure of seeing paintings of archangels with features of the Spanish conquistadors and ... bearing arquebuses, i.e. armed Angels painted with the purity and innocence of the indigenous locals!
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  • My boyfriend and I enjoyed this self-guided tour of the convent on a Sunday afternoon. It was s/10 per person, very reasonable. We spent about 45 minutes. Very nice displays of the handiwork and life ...  more »
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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