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Convento y Museo de la Recoleta - Cultural Tour Arequipa - Peru

One of the most impressive historical monuments in Peru, the Franciscan Recoleta Monastery dates back to 1648. This museum offers a microcosmic illustration of the two dominant cultures that shaped Peru. One of these is pre-Columbian, featuring Nasca, Chavín and Chancay pottery, stones and mummies. The other is the legacy of the Catholic Church, with an extensive display of religious art and the monastery’s library, which houses no less than 20,000 books. In the three and a half centuries since its creation, the Recoleta Monastery has been rebuilt and renovated following various earthquakes that impacted the region.


Recoleta 117, Yanahuara

Arequipa, Peru

Cultural Tour

Travel Tips:

Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-noon, 3-5 p.m. The guided tours are provided in several languages.

Price Description:

Adult $3.75, student $2

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 9 a.m., 3 p.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday noon, 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 270-966

Here are other activities in and around Arequipa that may be of interest: Toro Muerto petroglyphs , Mansión del Fundador and Molino de Sabandía.

By Ricardo Segreda
Growing up in New York, Rick Segreda used to cut out of high school in order to hang out at the Museum of Modern Art and catch foreign-language...
28 Apr 2012

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