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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  • The convent if only it is very interesting to see but this is enhanced with the Museum that you have inside, you have to go if or if.
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  • All the churches of Cusco are beautiful every time I visited a church in Cusco we really marveled at each other ... they are so nice and full of peace ... The only bad thing that happened was that I c...  more »
  • The convent located est´´a once before the colony, where lived the Virgin maidens who dedicated his life to spin the clothes of the Inca. In the colony, the convent's closure was established in the same place and incredibly dedicated to the same activity but for the liturgy of the Catholic Church. It is impressive the way of life of these women that if one attends a mass can hear them singing behind a fence.
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