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Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa

Calle Melgar 303 | Esquina calle Melgar con Calle Peral, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Peaceful, serene and uncrowded. Lovely art.

Definitely worth a visit! Loved the afternoon we spent here, very different vibe than the larger... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
AllisonSarah
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New York City, New York
Do not miss it! It is a must in Arequipa

Full of precious objects, this monastery should not be missed. Although less well-known than Santa... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Adriana V
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Calle Melgar 303 | Esquina calle Melgar con Calle Peral, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Definitely worth a visit! Loved the afternoon we spent here, very different vibe than the larger Santa Catelina (in no way will they feel redundant if you do both). The courtyard and space are beautiful, the fact that it's less crowded allows you to enjoy...More

Thank AllisonSarah
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Full of precious objects, this monastery should not be missed. Although less well-known than Santa Catalina monastery, you should visit it because you will see the wealth in art objects that belong to this Monastery and you will learn about the Carmelite nuns who live...More

Thank Adriana V
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Ana, at the front desk was incredibly helpful. Excellent English. The tour guide had poor English. The male tour guide speaks better English - truly important to get the most of the experience. Excellent place - incredible history. We spent hours just sitting after our...More

1  Thank Golokseeker
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great staff and charming place to discover! We were not planning on visiting Santa Teresa covent as we had not heard of it before passing in front. Dennis and the lady at the ticket counter were lovely. Dennis schedule us a guided tour via email....More

Thank Frédérique D
Anacarla A, Representante del museo at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. It is gratifying to know that the treatment and the visit that you received was of quality. We invite you to visit our Facebook page: @MuseoDeSantaTeresa where, if you wish, you can share with us the photos of...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was the only tourist in this museum when I visited. It's quiet and peaceful, a smaller version of the Santa Catalina monastery in some ways. The religious art is excellent and there's information in each room about what you're seeing. There wasn't a guide...More

1  Thank Joanne H
Anacarla A, Representante del museo at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. It is a pleasure to know that you spend a good time in your visit to the museum. We invite you to visit our Facebook page: @MuseoDeSantaTeresa where you can share photos of your visit to the museum...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Small yet very interesting museum. I do recommend to take guidance service to learn more about each room in this monastery. The museum has art pieces from Cusquena Art School from 18th century. Nice central garden. If you happen to be around 12.00 you may...More

2  Thank martin r
Anacarla A, Representante del museo at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. It is a pleasure to know that the museum met your expectations and in essence that you spend a great time in the museum. Our guides always look for more information of the museum, besides their capacitations. We...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016

The guide of our walking tour suggested we go to this convent instead of the large one in the center of town. Very few visitors so we had most of the room. The ticket seller was very appreciative of the fact that we had chosen...More

Thank mrh16
Anacarla A, representante del museo Santa Teresa at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017
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Muchas gracias por sus comentario. Es de nuestro agrado saber que el museo cumplió con sus expectativas. Los invitamos a...More

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Such a cute little monastery and the entrance for students is only 10 soles. I think it's a good and much cheaper alternative to the big touristy Santa Catalina !More

1  Thank Lena B
Carla R, Administradora at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you for your comments, indeed the entrance for students with their university ID would be S/. 10.00 Soles, which is a good price for what you´re going to find in the museum. As part of the museum team, we are glad to know that...More

Reviewed 6 August 2016

We really enjoyed this convent - the architecture is beautiful and the buildings are well-kept, and the displays about the art were very interesting. My partner and I especially enjoyed the information about the techniques used, including applying gold leaf and making sculptures. If you...More

Thank Olivia W
Carla R, Manager at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you so much for you comments. As part of the museum team, im glad to know that you enjoy your experience in the museum. As you said, at noon the nuns close the lower choir to sing the Angeluz, which makes the tour even...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Opened 11 years ago to the public, Santa Teresa revealed to be the hidden jewel of Arequipa, and it still has not been surpassed by any of the other many attractions the white city offers. An still running convent for nuns with enclosure vow, Santa...More

1  Thank Jorge V
Carla R, Representante de ventas at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Thank you so much for your comments, we are glad to hear that you had a good experience in your visit to our museum. We are in fact, a jewel in the city, always trying to promote the culture and knowledge to our visitants. We...More

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