JWG (jwg) wrote,

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

In 1579 a plan was created to build a monastery for nuns in Arequipa; it was built and occupied for a long time - although in 1582 it was severely damaged by an earthquake as frequently happens in that region.

It now operates a museum. It is really a small town with quarters for living and cooking, galleries of art, cloisters, gardens, etc. It is quiite fasinating to walk around in.

Click on this for a larger image of the map:

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