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La Recoleta Convent was constructed in the mid-1600's. It's now a museum containing Amazonian artifacts, pottery from the Huari, Chimu, and other Peruvian cultures, some stuffed animals and birds, a few well-preserved human mummies, and an extremely large collection of antique books and documents - many dating from the 1500's. This page has photos of many items in the La Recoleta Museum.

Although La Recoleta is an interesting place, it is a bit odd. It tries to have a little bit of a lot of different things but doesn't really specialize in any one thing. Unless, that is, you're interested in looking at - and not able to touch - a large collection of very old books. Most of which you can only see the back spline of from a distance. But admission is only S/5.00 so is worth the price of admission.

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photo of famous autographs of history
Autographs #0955
Some famous autographs from Peru's history, including Francisco Pizarro and Tupac Amaru.


photo of a cloister in the La Recoleta Convent in Arequipa, Peru, now a museum
Pottery in La Recoleta #0940
Pottery dating from the Huari culture sometime before 900 AD.

photo of pottery from the Huari culture of Peru
Pottery in La Recoleta #0941
Pottery dating from the Huari culture sometime before 900 AD.

photo of a stuffed armadillo in La Recoleta museum of Arequipa, Peru
Stuffed Armadillo #0947
A stuffed Armadillo in La Recoleta museum in Arequipa, Peru.

photo of an earthen jar dating back to 1550 in La Recoleta museum
Earthen Jar #0962
This earthen jar in La Recoleta museum in Arequipa, Peru dates to 1550.

a cloister in La Recoleta
Porter's Cloister #0956
This is the Porter's Cloister in La Recoleta Convent in Arequipa, Peru - now a museum.

a photo of a stunning mummy in La Recoleta museum in Arequipa, Peru
Mummy #0966
This is a mummy found in the Valley of Vitor in Peru.

photo of a mummy in La Recoleta museum in Peru
Mummy #0970
A mummy from the Valley of Vitor in Peru.

photo of a child mummy in La Recoleta museum in Arequipa, Peru
Child Mummy #0972
A child mummy on display in La Recoleta in Arequipa, Peru.

photo of a mummy of a child
Child Mummy #0976
A child mummy on display in Arequipa, Peru.

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