Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo), Lima
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Step into nearly 500 years of history at Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo), recognizable by its pastel pink steeple. The monastery continues to house monks, who go about their business while you explore the complex. Admire the rich wooden furniture and decorations inside the convent and walk down the arcade, lined with exquisite ceramic tiles. Appreciate the tranquil beauty of the monastery's courtyard and gardens, then pay a visit to the expansive library, which houses an incredible collection of religious manuscripts. Using our online itinerary creator, Lima attractions like Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is important to see it if you are interested in history and architecture, in use even, there is a part that may not enter or photograph
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  • I was surprised that this place was not included in city tour. This is a cultural, excellent guided learned a lot from the Peruvian Saints, in the history of this magnificent place, where he was the first University in America and are the remains of Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martín de Porres. It is also beautiful.
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  • nice place full of history and faith, good for travel in family, beautiful and colonial buildings that keep many stories
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  • Honestly the Church would have been better off not advertising a wedding fair on the cathedral. It felt a bit "Jesus chases out the money changers from the Temple". Beautiful building but the ads were in bas taste
  • Beautiful cloisters and convent started in 1551. Tombs of Saint Martin de Porres 1579-1639 and Saint Rose of Lima 1586-1617.
  • I like this place
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  • The place is reassuring... No I believe that this in the middle of the hustle and bustle Lima. I went up to the tower and was the voice of the poets who were inspired to talk about Lima. Meat University pay half!
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  • Great place to sight in the capital.
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