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Arequipa is the capital of the department of Arequipa and it is located in the slopes of the Misti Volcano, 5,822 meters above sea level. It is the second larger city of the country.

Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery

The monastery was inaugurated on October 2, 1580, under the name of Santa Catalina of Siena to be a totally cloistered religious center, and it remained that way until August 15, 1970.

  • Last visit to Arequipa: Oct 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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