Santa Catalina Monastery
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Santa Catalina Monastery

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Santa Catalina was built in Arequipa, the city that was founded in 1540 in a place specially chosen for its natural beauty and good climate, and with a unique construction material: sillar, a porous stone from volcanic lava used to built a nice city with our own architectural designs, with spaces and proportions of great esthetic value, and also to have carvings on imposing fronts with fine decorative details, making of Arequipa a colonial center of marked identity, within the main urban centers of the continent.

http://www.santacatalina.org.pe/arquitectura_i.htm

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This panorama was taken in Peru, South America

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