The Central Highlands Sights

Convento de Santa Rosa de Ocopa

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/15/2017

Fodor's 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/25 taxi ride for a round trip to the convent from Concepción's Plaza de Armas. Admission includes a guided tour.

Sight Information

Address:

6 km (4 miles) outside Concepcíon, Concepcíon, Junín, Peru

Sight Details:

  • S/5

Published 01/15/2017

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