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. A visit to Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Lima trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • We took a guided tour, the monastery is very pleasant and Nice, interesting anything seen inside.
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  • is the Church and at the heart of the city. also nice from outside or to take some pictures, go for it.
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  • Wonderful monastery within walking distance from Plaza goddess armas. Beautiful cloisters and many frescoes. The entry is only 10 soles. Absolutely worth a visit!
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  • We stumbled onto this place by accident and we're glad we did! It's HUGE! Gives us a perspective of the money the Spanish spent on spreading Christianity in those days (Spanish conquered only for that reason unlike other imperialist empires). Some interesting features were the crypts, huge cathedral, and a very old library.
  • Santa Rosa of Lima very nice statue by a Maltese sculptor Melchior Gafa' 1665
  • 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.
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