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SANTA CATALINA

CONVENT MUSEUM


Address: Santa Catalina 190. Plazoleta de Santa Catalina N° 401.
Description: Built over the archaeological remains of the ancient Aclla Wasi or House of the Sun Virgins (in Quechua akllawasi, "House of the Chosen Girls"). The convent of Santa Catalina was founded at the beginning of XVII century. In 1975, the convent inaugurated this valuable museum. It has a wonderful collection of canvas of the Academy of Cusco and mural paintings as well. The numerous paintings about the life of Santa Rosa de Lima, The Virgin of Belen with Saint Jose and Saint Juan, the Elevation of the Virgin, Saint Rafael Archangel and the Twilight outstand in this collection. The museum has some pieces of Marcos Ribera, Francisco Padilla and Diego Quispe Tito, among others. Without any doubt, Santa Catalina has one of the most beautiful capitulary rooms in Peru. It is completely decorated with mural paintings and you may have guided visits. A detailed visit takes 30 minutes. At the end, you can buy delicious "mazapanes" (sweet mixture of flour) and creams prepared by the cloister nuns.

Exposition: Exhibition of religious art. Visit the Capitulary Room. Carpets. Colonial chasubles embroidered with golden and silver needles. "Retablos". Sculptures. Trunk (scene of the Bible: Old and New Testament). Furniture. Colonial fresh paintings. Paintings of the Academy of Cusco (syncretism of two cultures). Geometric stony figures.

Telephones (084) 22-6032 / 22-3245
Admission times: Mon to Sat from 09:00 to 17:30 hours. Fri from 9:00 to 15:00.

 
 
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   * Natural
     Sciences
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   * Casa Cabrera
   * Wiese
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     Culture Room


- Religious
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   * Archiepiscopal
     Palace Museum
     of Religious Art

   * Santa Catalina
     Convent
     Museum
   * La Merced
     Convent
     Museum

   * Santo Domingo
     Convent
     Museum

   * San Francisco
     Museum

   * Cathedral's
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   * San Jeronimo
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   * Qoricancha
     Archaeological
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   * Taki Museum
   * CATCCO
   * Yucay Site
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