Iglesia y Monasterio de Santa Catalina

sights / Religious

Iglesia y Monasterio de Santa Catalina information

Cuzco , Peru
Street Arequipa s/n
admission S8
Opening hours
8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

This convent houses many colonial paintings of the escuela cuzqueña, as well as an impressive collection of vestments and other intricate embroidery. The baroque side chapel features dramatic friezes, and many life-sized (and sometimes startling) models of nuns praying, sewing and going about their lives. The convent also houses 13 real, live contemplative nuns.