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SACRED CATALINA'S MONASTERY


Santa Catalina's Monastery, it was founded in 1579, I work as a closing convent, he/she has 3 cloisters and but of a hundred of cells, which are willing throughout 6 streets and a passage.

Built to house the daughters of the most distinguished families in the city with religious vocation, the monastery was inaugurated October of 1580, 2 under the invocation of Santa Catalina of Siena, as a center of absolute closing, and he/she stayed this way up to August 15 of 1970.

It occupies an approximate area of 20 thousand square meters and their distribution is similar to that of the first neighborhoods of Arequipa. It presents very diverse rooms architecturally.

It has rooms and sectors to visit like they are: the Booth, the Patio of the Silence, the Cloister of the Novices, the Cloister of the Orange trees, the Streets Málaga, Cordova, Toledo, Seville, Burgos and Granada, Sacred Domingo's Cell, the Square Zocodober, the Mirador, Sister's Cell Ana of Angeles Monteagudo, the biggest Cloister, the Low Choir, Santa Catalina's Church and Pinacoteca.

This located in the City of Arequipa, in the Street Santa Catalina 301. The visits are from Monday to Sunday, the regular schedule is of 9:00 am - 17:00 hours, in high season this schedule it varies of 8:00 am to 17 and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The general entrance is of S/. 35.00 new suns (to the month of September of 2010).



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