Museum de la Recoleta, Arequipa

Museum de la Recoleta, Arequipa (must see)

Museum de la Recoleta is located inside the Monasterio de la Recoleta. The museum is hugely popular with both tourists and locals. In several rooms of the museum you can see old masks, mummies, bone and stone toys from pre-Hispanic times, as well as a variety of souvenirs that have been collected from missionaries' travels. There is also a unique collection of 18th-century furniture and religious relics. One room of the museum features animal specimens, including giant anteaters, anacondas, butterflies and various species of birds. The museum's library contains a large collection of more than 20,000 books divided into different topical sections, such as Anatomy, Philosophy, Astrology and History.

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Sight Name: Museum de la Recoleta
Sight Location: Arequipa, Peru (See walking tours in Arequipa)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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