The Convent of Santa Catalina offers a number of rooms and halls for social and cultural events. Below, you will find a list, with a description of each one.
CLOISTER OF THE NOVICES, WITH CHAPEL
|Capacity: Approx. 120 standing or 70 seated|
|Area: 440 m2 - 83.96 m2|
Small cloister with a convenient layout, with a groin vaulted arcade made from brick and facing sillar stone walls and columns. Chapel with barrel vault, encircled by a polychrome cornice, with a Renaissance-style altar.
CLOISTER OF THE ORANGE TREES
|Capacity: Approx. 200 standing or 100 seated|
|Area: 575 m2|
This dark blue cloister features mural paintings of birds and flowers made using tempera paints. It is adorned by a series of canvases entitled Alma y Amor Divino (Soul and Divine Love), with a whimsically shaped entryway. The cloister is named after the orange trees found here.
|Capacity: Approx. 750 standing or 300 seated|
|Area: 1270.61 m2|
The largest of the convent’s cloisters, painted in a bright ochre color, with the traditional molding, cornices, and other elements painted white. The arcade floor is made of brick, while the courtyard floor features a checkered design made using sillar stone and cobblestones. The cloister runs parallel to the church nave, and is adorned with thirty-one paintings from the Cusco School (Escuela Cusqueña), along with a mural painting in the arcade.
|Capacity: Approx. 350 seated|
|Area: 788 m2|
Three breathtaking rooms made from two long, parallel vaults, and another running perpendicular, each connected, respectively, to two of the four arcades of the Main Cloister and the Cloister of the Orange Trees. The floor is made from old bricks. Thanks to its unique acoustics, the Painting Gallery is perfect for concerts, especially for Baroque music and piano recitals. There are a total of ninety-two paintings of different sizes and thirteen sculptures on display here.
|Capacity: Approx. 150 people or 10 tables with 10 people each|
|Area: 157 m2|
Formerly used as the nuns’ dining area, this spacious room features a small pulpit and a barrel vaulted ceiling. The floor is made from wood, and there are sillar stone and wood benches built into the walls, which are adorned with paintings.
THE BIG KITCHEN
|Capacity: Approx. 35 seated or 60 standing|