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 did this tour as part of a city tour and it wasn't great. I remember it being cheap but it was SO long. It was about 2 hours but really boring. I was FREEZING and they lock each door behind you as ...  more »
  • I have rated this very good due to the buildings, history, restored art and enthusiasm of our lady guide. However if you go in every room and have an explanation in all of them, the tour lasts about 2...  more »
  • Hi, this convent, turned into a Museum, absolutely deserves to be seen. Let me start by saying that the guided tour lasts more than 2 hours, is conducted in Spanish, English or French depending on the group in which you ask to be included. Our guide, Lidia, she spoke Spanish and French without any problems and it was outstanding. Take all the time necessary, beautiful Museum. It costs 30 bolivian for non citizens Bolivians and a 15 bolivian to photos. It's worth it all.
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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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