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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa by using our Potosi trip itinerary app .
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  • We had an amazing guide dragging 200kilos of keys for all the different rooms in this labyrinth of rooms filled with gems of catholic history. Even as a non catholic absolutely worth a visit.  more »
  • Very nice Museum, is a well guided tour, you can interact with the Guide and take a quiet walk, schedules are well, at the end you have options of buying products actually made by the nuns of the cloister, is an interesting experience.
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  • A visit and throwback to the colonial era. Their unique collections. The story about the kind of incredible life.
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  • Very instructive visit to the convent of Santa Teresa and the sisters! Thanks to Lydia for his many explanations in English! Visit of an hour and a half very interesting!
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  • Very beautiful and very interesting. But you can improve a little more.
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  • An excellent place to enjoy history
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  • Interesting cloister, Museum, has excellent pieces of paintings
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  • Why it's a very cute place tourist
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