Monasterio de Santa Catalina 1

Do you want to know how life in the city of Arequipa was during viceroyalty time?  The Monastery of Santa Catalina illustrates an important aspect of this society. # 1 Historical The Monastery of Santa Catalina was founded in 1579. It is made in sillar, a white volcanic stone, and constitutes the most important exponent of the colonial architecture Arequipa. The continuous earthquakes motivated changes in its structure, turning it to a citadel of special features, where the sisters would build cells and have a cloistered life, isolating…