Located in the Historic Center of Arequipa, the Santa Catalina Monastery is a magical place that will transport you through the history of the White City.
Arequipa has a different plan for each type of traveler. For lovers of quiet walks, the Yanahuara viewpoint is a fixed route; while for the more adventurous, a more demanding plan is the Colca Canyon.
But if you want to visit an attraction that combines history, beautiful environments, and close to the city center, the Monastery of Santa Catalina has everything you need to make your trip a memorable experience.
Cloisters, squares, tile roofs and cobbled floors are part of the Monastery of Santa Catalina, which was inaugurated in 1580 as an absolute cloister center for nuns. Its preserved and colorful environments will catch you from the start.
–It is one step away from the city center
It won’t take you long to get to the monastery. Being located on Santa Catalina Street 301, in the historic center of Arequipa, gives you the opportunity to continue visiting other charms of the city.
-There are promotions for university students
Although the general entrance to the Monastery of Santa Catalina has a cost of S / 40, this tourist attraction offers promotions for children under 7 years (free admission), national schoolchildren (S / 6) and peruvian university students with a valid card (S / 12). In addition, peruvian adults, on the 10th and last Sunday of each month, can pay S / 10.
-About the guides
Visitors can do the tour on their own, but it is much better to do it with a specialized guide.If you want to hire this service, keep in mind that the rates are from 1 to 4 people (S / 20).
-You can do night tours
Organize your travel itinerary in the White City with time. Keep in mind that the opening hours at the Monastery of Santa Catalina are from Thursday to Monday from 8:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. Also, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you can take the tour from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.