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Santa Catalina Church and Convent


santa catalina church and convent

Santa Catalina Angosta s / n, about 100 m from the Cathedral of Cusco.


Founded in 1605, the church and monastery had to be rebuilt after the earthquake of 1650. The church treasures beautiful Baroque altars and a magnificent pulpit. The altars were the work of masters Diego Oquendo and Pedro Martinez de Oviedo (both XVII century.) Its oil paintings are signed by Juan Espinoza de los Monteros and Lorenzo Sanchez de Medina in the second third of the seventeenth century.

cusco santa catalina church and convent


It has a golden altar of cedar mixed with mixed styles, in the central upper portion the image of the "Sacred Heart" is and below Santa Catalina and Santo Domingo. It has a pulpit carved in cedar and four smaller altarpieces all gold.

It has a magnificent museum and also the nuns are known to produce exquisite sweet marzipan and almonds.


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