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Santa Catalina Monastery - Arequipa

Constructed to shelter the daughters of the wealthiest families of the city with a religious vocation, the monastery was inaugurated on October 2, 1580, under the name of Santa Catalina of Siena to be a totally cloistered religious center, and it remained that way until August 15, 1970. It occupies an approximate area of 20.000 m² (215.285 sq. feet), and its placement is similar to the first neighborhoods of Arequipa. The building exhibits rooms of very different architectural design. One of the areas has been established as a gallery to display the canvasses of the Cuzco School, Quito School and Arequipa School. There are other rooms, or sectors, to visit as well, like el Claustro de la Portería (the Gate Cloister), el Museo Precolombino (the pre-Colombian Museum), el Claustro de San Francisco (the Cloister of Saint Francis), etc. (PromPeru)

SANTA CATALINA - AREQUIPA

External sight

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External sight

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External sight

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First Courtyard

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Silent Patio

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Cloister of Novices

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Cloister of Novices

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Entrance to Orange-tree Cloist

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Canvas series in
Orange-tree Cloiste

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Canvas series in
Orange-tree Cloiste

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Canvas series in
Orange-tree Cloiste

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Orange-tree Cloister

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Monastery of Santa Catalina

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Oven in an cell Malaga Street

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Cordova Street

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Paint: Sor Ana de los Angeles Monteagudo

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Toledo Street

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Toledo Street

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Toledo Street

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Convent's Laundry

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The ancient well

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Granada Street

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The Dome

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Zocodover Square

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Temple Dome and Nave

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Main Cloister

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Canvas series in Main Cloister

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Canvas series in Main Cloister

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Confessionary in Main Cloister

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Confessionary in Main Cloister

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Convent's Art Gallery

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Religious work art

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Religious work art

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The Madonna and Child
(detail of paint)
Cuzco School (XVIII C.)

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Paint: Bishop Otárola (XVIII C.)

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Paint: Sacred Family (XVIII C.)



Photos © J. Mazzotti

Our gratitude to Hotel Corregidor that allowed us to obtain these photos

Hotel Corregidor



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