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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  • 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 »
  • 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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