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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  • Still an active Monastery. The library is amazing. The sculpture of Rose the paitroit Saint of Peru is incredible considering it was done in the 16th century, her tomb is also there, the rest you will...  more »
  • This was part of a private tour, and probably more meaningful to those of the Catholic faith. However, the monastery was beautiful and quiet with the courtyard gardens and the tile work in the courtya...  more »
  • Cloisters with beautiful tiles and gardens. Burial site for 3 Peruvian Saints, Santa Rosa de Lima (first Saint born in the Americas), San Martín de Porres and San Juan Macías, Precious religious paint...  more »
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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.
  • Nice atmosphere.
  • Should not be limited to the Church: it is worth to visit the convent. A guided tour is included in the price of the ticket. The flowery cloisters are nice. Beautiful buildings and historical library. Now there is also the opportunity to climb to the top of the Bell Tower (with guide) for a view of Lima!
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  • The masses are beautiful, and above all the interior of the Church; If we are lucky, you can access the inner courtyards and see the Majesty of its decoration.
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