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Convento de Santa Rosa de Ocopa

Convento de Santa Rosa de Ocopa Review

Originally a Franciscan foundation whose role was to bring Christianity to the Amazon peoples, the 1725 building now has a reconstructed 1905 church and a massive library with more than 25,000 books—some from the 15th century. The natural-history museum displays a selection of regional archaeological finds, including traditional costumes and local crafts picked up by the priests during their travels. A restaurant serves excellent, if simple, Andean food, and several spare but comfortable accommodations are in the former monks' quarters. Take a S/20 taxi ride for a round trip to the convent from Concepción's Plaza de Armas. Admission includes a guided tour.

Updated: 11-29-2012

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