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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  • I was the weekend for the first time in a historical place in Lima. Recommend that Peruvians and foreigners visit the place. Well maintained, very good tour guide, including fueling questions. You can visit the graves of Santa Rosa and San Martín, although it is not religious, is part of a past that explains much as Peruvians we are now. There was held the first class of the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, where should know all Peruvian and Latin American.
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  • We loved walking through the plazas and narrow streets of Lima. The Monastery was fascinating with the paintings, frescos, and bones (yes, bones!). Oooooohhhh!  more »
  • This church is very pretty and the visit to the convent worth completely. It is not something that normally offer tours, but worth a go, entry is very cheap and inside there are tour guides that you give only a tip.
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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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