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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  • Thanks to Lydia for her valuable explanations in English. This visit has been a real surprise with many very interesting information on life in a convent!
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  • Special guided tour in french, this allows to ask questions (and not only on the convent) and learn many things... thanks to our lovely guide (which I forgot the name, sorry)
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  • An outstanding curated museum which illustrates so much of the history and place of the Church and religious orders in Bolivia. Rich and beautifully presented. Our bilingual guide wias very informativ...  more »

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Because of protection from overdevelopment by UNESCO, you won't find many high-rise, newly built hotels within Potosi's city limits. Instead, visitors can choose from a good selection of colonial-era buildings housing charming hotels and welcoming guesthouses. Generally speaking, look to the south end of the center for more budget-friendly options, with little guesthouses located on residential side streets. By contrast, the more spacious area surrounding the train station has the majority of the grander hotels, set on impressive boulevards and overlooking central plazas.
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