View the intricate decorations and artworks at Museo de Arte Virreinal, a Carmelite monastery and living museum. The 17th-century convent remained closed to the public until 2005. Now, you can get to know the complex's colonial architecture and art, as well as the lifestyle of the nuns that live here. Take a guided tour to acquaint yourself with the daily life in the convent and hear about the history of the place. View the living quarters, the simple chapel, the courtyards, and the peaceful patio of flowers. Admire the extensive collection of colonial-era religious artworks and don't forget to purchase a delicious treat or some rose-scented soap from the convent-run shop. Arrange your visit to Museo de Arte Virreinal and discover more family-friendly attractions in Arequipa using our Arequipa trip planner .
Museo de Arte Virreinal Reviews
Como nos dijeron, es un museo vivo. Tienes a las monjitas aún viviendo ahí y dicho sea de paso, en el gift shop venden los postres hechos por ellas que son D E L I C I O S O S. El guía fue muy atento,... more »As we were told, it's a living museum. You have the little ones still living there and by the way, in the gift shop they sell the desserts made by them that are D E L I C I O S O S. The guide was very attentive, the work was given to explain everything step by step and answer our questions. He made us feel at home and was kind enough to take a couple of pictures for the memory. It should be more promoted because the works you find are amazing; paintings, images and above all, a birth in a wonderful trunk.
El lugar es bastante interesante pero de un recorrido bastante corto , es una iglesia que la volvieron museo. more »The place is quite interesting but on a fairly short tour, it is a church that made it museum.
One of the best museums I've been to in a while. The most beautiful collections of paintings from the 16,17's centuries. The working monestary is so well kept. The artifacts are so well preserved. The whole place is just beautiful! Loved it. And you would too!. Good English speaking guide. Its worth paying a little extra . With the guide you get a better understanding of the history of the monestary.
Had a good english speaking guide who could tell a lot of interesting things.
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