Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa, Potosi

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Lovers of religious art will be fascinated by Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa, a convent begun in the late 17th century and now standing as a museum documenting its history. A small community of nuns still resides at the convent; they're responsible for the restoration of the building and its transformation into a museum. Guided tours in both English and Spanish take you through the history of the convent, including how wealthy girls as young as 15 would join. Look out for the convent's colonial and religious artworks, including an ornate carving of Madonna by sculptor Alonso Cano. Plan to visit Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa during your Potosi vacation using our convenient Potosi family vacation planner.
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  • The place is incredible. The crypts are not to be missed. It has a very rich history worthy of knowing. In turn account with a gazebo on the terrace, from which you can see all Potosí, even mount... with a vista absolute to 360 degrees. The guides are very well educated and friendly. And 15 bolivianos price was more than reasonable.
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  • My husband is Catholic, so I went along, but without much enthusiasm. We were told we had to go via a tour and if we wanted to take photos, there was an extra photo ticket. We both opted for them, not...  more »
  • The visit lasts almost two hours (30 Bolivian s / photography, and if like take photography pay 15 Bowl. extras). The guide is great! This Museum of the Carmelite order, is shown in full, making the route who lived there. Among the places that you visit is the library, different places of prayer, which highlights the art that the Museum preserves. Truth which is a must!
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  • One of the museums most important and steeped in history of potosi
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  • The experience was pretty
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  • I like it. Their masses
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  • So much history in every corner of this great Museum.
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  • Fantastic
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