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 had an excellent guide that explained everything. A lot better than the House of the coin, if you are interested in this type of visits. recommended
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  • The visit is quite complete and allows you to see life in a cloister in the colony. I do not recommend it if you have small children, nice visit and once you can buy products made by the nuns who still live in the cloister. I recommend the coquitos
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  • The monastery of Santa Teresa offers further insight into colonial life - in addition to the Casa de la Moneda -. The higher subsidiaries that were spent here, were allowed to have any contact with the outside world. The monastery, which is very well preserved, impressively shows the world of the elect was complete. The lead explains virtually step by step entry into the monastery, the closure up to the funeral in the floor of a prayer room.
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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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