Convent of Santa Catalina



Convent of Santa Catalina

The grounds currently occupied by the museum, was called in Inca times the Acllawasi or House of the Chosen. He was recruited in the most beautiful women of the empire, they should devote some worship the sun and others in the service of the Inca, as well as textiles and works of culinary art.


Located in Plazoleta de Santa Catalina No. 401

Delas price tickets

Adult S/ 8.00

Students S/ 4.00


The Monastery of Santa Catalina was founded in 1601 in the city of Arequipa, but was soon transferred to Cusco because of a series of devastating natural disasters that occurred in that city in the early seventeenth century. The initiative of the foundation belonged to the widow Dona Lucia Rivera de Padilla, owner of a large fortune. In February 1605 came to Cusco the first 25 professed nuns.