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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
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Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Monastery of Santo Domingo is an historical attraction just a few blocks from the City Square and was the convent where the first black saint, Saint Martin de Porres spent most of his life. Also famous for housing the crypt of Saint Rose of...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see here the historical site of 3 peruvian saints. Saint Martin de Porres, Santa Rosa de Lima and i cannot remember the third one. Their pictures abound the lobby and you can see their tomb there.

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful gardens and colonial architecture and religious art. Discover the religious history of Saint Rose and Saint Martin de Porres in these lovely gardens of the convent/monastery.

Thank marytvhicks
Reviewed 1 August 2017

An important and historical religious site, the resting place of Saint Rose of Lima, the first person canonized who was born in the New World, and Saint Martin de Porress, the illegitimate son of a Spanish Nobleman and a freed slave who was the first...More

2  Thank pjo-nyc
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Close to the Plaza de Armas in Lima is the Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. A visit to the church is free but, while worthwhile, there are many other churches, as if not more beautiful in this area that you can visit as well....More

1  Thank didierchong
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The monastery and the basilica are amazing, magnificent architecture and beautifully kept gardens. The individual chapels are a work of art, each one themed and distinctive. Please be aware that this is a place of worship.

1  Thank Nickpea
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The church is completely free to visit, but you can also take the monastery tour for just S10. Both are worth seeing, as is the smaller church next door, which is an odd, funky space, weirdly decorated in bright colours with strange lighting. All worth...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The ground of this monastery is lovely. In the center of the garden is a beautiful seventeenth century bronze fountain. The Library, one of the oldest in Lima, contains about 25,000 volumes, most of them unique and extremely valuable. It was in this convent that...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This monastery of Santo Domingo, is near the square, You can enjoy the gardens and the restauration is good as others. Good.

Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Located very close to Plaza Mayor this is another amazing Monestary worth visiting. Try and go inside as well as it is also spectacular.

1  Thank CCG1982
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25 April 2016|
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Response from gsrs | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the foregoing answer- go to both. At Convento San Domingo, we viewed rooms devoted to four Peruvian saints, an underground chamber and two cloisters- quite different than San Francisco. Incidentally, we... More
2 March 2016|
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Response from Margaret J | Reviewed this property |
If you go back to the photos posted for the monastery and August 2015 there is a picture there of the sculpture with the large painting of Santa Rosa behind it.