A September 2000 trip
to Arequipa by Anne Silver
Quote: While not as quaint as Cusco, Arequipa has a charm that made me want to stay. Even those not interested in colonial buildings will find alto to interest them.
Santa Catalina Convent is also well worth the admission price. It housed 450 nuns and was opened to the public after almost 4 centuries of seclusion. I was very intrigued to see how these nuns lived and functioned in what was a totally secluded city. Many of the rooms are furnished in original period pieces.
While at the convent it is worth while to join a tour group. While the payment for the tour is supposed to be voluntary, the tour guide had chastised one of the group members for giving her too little money. Without a tour guide it is easy to miss alot of the convent.
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Posado de Sancho
Santa Catalina 213A
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Santa Catalina 120
+51 54 285540
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Museo Santurios de Altura
Attraction | "Santa Catalina Convent"
Convento de Santa Catalina
Calle Santa Catalina 301
+51 54 229798
Taos, New Mexico