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Paradise for bibliophiles and lovers of the art pre-columbian and colonial

Convent and Museum of la Recoleta

The convent was designed by Father Pedro de Peñaloza in 1648. Three years later, the church and two cloisters were completed. The architectural complex has four sillar cloisters and has been a museum since 1978. It has a library with around 25,000 volumes dating from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. It also has an ethnographic room, a religious art room, an Amazon museum with pieces collected by missionaries during their time in the Peruvian jungle, a toy room, a museum of pre-Columbian art, and a museum of religious art. The convent forms part of the city’s new cultural circuit, along with a new coin collection room, beautiful gardens, and an old cemetery.



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Its library and multiple museums, as well as its gardens and landscaping.

Do not forget to visit the church and appreciate the jar oldest of Peru.

Art, nature, numismatics

Appreciate the art, architecture, photography

20 soles

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Important information

Main Hospital nearby:

  • Emergency center of the Social Security
  • Clinic Arequipa


Closest police station:

  • Yanahuara on Avenida Ejercito