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Museo de la Recoleta, Sucre

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Visit Museo de la Recoleta for insight into the colonial era in Bolivia. Housed in a convent founded in 1601, the museum and its site boast a rich history, having also served as a barracks and prison in the past. Take a guided tour and see the church, museum, and gardens. When in the church, look for the choir's wooden carvings dating back to the 1870s. From the square opposite the church, take in views of the city of Sucre down the mountain. Don't miss the 1,500-year-old cedar tree in the garden, one of the only survivors from the area's once plentiful cedar forests. Add Museo de la Recoleta to your Sucre travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sucre vacation generator.
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  • Guests are taken on a guided tour, but unfortunately, only in Spanish. You are not allowed to roam on your own as many of the doors are locked, so the guide not only leads you from room to room, but u...  more »
  • Like some other reviewers said, the tree on the inside is Huge!! Very cool. Overall I felt like the place was in disrepair and could use some attention. A lot of the rooms/areas were roped off and we ...  more »
  • This alone was worth the entrance fee. It's an amazing space, full of history and if you're lucky enough you'll see one of the resident fathers. The tour is only in Spanish but she was very clear and ...  more »
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  • It preserves objects of religious, artistic and traditional.
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  • Very good!!!
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  • Very nice and great stories of the convent
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  • The Museo de la Recoleta is named after the traditional area "Recoleta" where is located, was created and organized by Father David Perez and bears the name of the priest Leonardo Ibáñez and the collaboration of some religious of the order of the Franciscans who guard the Museum. It is located in the convent of the same name and exhibits in twelve exhibition halls, works of art from the 16th, 17TH, and 18th, mostly from anonymous authors, are distinguished mainly Quito, Cuzco and high schools peruana. The convent also contains a tree of ancient cedar, declared a national monument and considered a totem in pre-Hispanic times. In one of its cloisters is the library Fray Mamerto Esquiú, repository of one of the oldest collections of antique books.
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