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Museum of Convento de la Recoleta

Museum of Convento de la Recoleta

This convent was designed by Father Pedro de Peñaloza in 1648 with a church and two cloisters. 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.

Museum of Convento de la Recoleta

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Water, a hat, comfortable shoes and a camera.

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

From the historic center on foot, or public transport.

Art, nature, numismatics

Appreciate the art, architecture, photography

Entry: 20 soles

Cost of excursion: Between 10 and 20 dollars

How to find us

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Important information

Main Hospital nearby:

  • Emergency center of Social Insurance.
  • Clinical Arequipa.


Closest police station:

  • Police Station Old Palace.