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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  • Listen to the tour.. the second female in a family would have had a hard life. There is some interesting facts the tour guide shared with us.. set aside two hours for this  more »
  • We loved our visit to Santa Teresa. It is a really beautiful Church with the most magnificent rooftop views of Potosi and Cerro Rico. It really is a breathtaking vista, we spent ages on that roof! Now...  more »
  • As the other museums don't open or close very early on Sundays this was our only option. The tour was about 90 mins and only in Spanish, maybe I would have preferred it if it was in English but it sti...  more »