Cusco’s Monasterio de Santa Catalina

November 3rd, 2006

This monastery was finished in 1610 and built on top of the destroyed Inca ruins of Acllawasi. This monastery is famous for its colonial religious art, particularly its collection of the Escuela Cusqueña paintings. These are some of the greatest works of Amerindian art in Cuzco – a mix of taught European styles with indigenous influences.

The interior is in its original baroque appearance with beautifully painted arches and frescoes.

I do not have many photos as they were not allowed to be taken.

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