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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  • Is a visit forced in Lima. It's really beautiful, without hesitation, it would take a tour (US Richard Ramirez guided us and it was great!)
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  • Very well preserved historic site with a special history in the history of Peruvian education and relics of the Peruvian Saints
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  • Enter this convent, is to enter the premises where lived one of the Saints more dear, San Martín de porres, his nurse, his tomb, his resting place, the pool where became the brown sugar white washing sugar... also the tomb of santa Rosa de Lima, upload to the ampanario where played the campaign aside, be there is to be a few hours in peace... don't forget to visit this place , will leave happy...
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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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