Fodor's Expert Review Monasterio de Santa Catalina de Siena

Cusco Religious Building/Site/Shrine

An extensive collection of Cusqueñan religious art is the draw at this still-working Dominican convent, which incorporates a 1610 church with high and low choirs and baroque friezes. Although there's not much to show of it these days, the convent represents another example of the pasting of Catholic religion over indigenous faiths—it was built on the site of the Acllawasi, the house of some 3,000 Inca chosen women dedicated to teaching, weaving Inca ceremonial robes, and worship of Inti, the Inca sun god. The entire complex was given a face-lift in 2010.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

Santa Catalina Angosta 401
Cusco, Cusco  Peru

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: S/8; S/15 combined ticket that includes Qorikancha, S/8

What’s Nearby