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Museo de la Recoleta, Sucre
(3.5/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Museum has important oil paintings, some very famous, and even if photos are not allowed it is a delight to see them. Take a guided tour.
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  • I had the luck (or misfortune) of being the only person who wanted to be the first guided tour of the day. Horrible! Guide which I attended or was not of humor or perhaps always works that way, but it was the most boring to hear explanations such as "this is such a thing and that other is such a thing"; "this is a tree and that is a book"; "you can take photos"; "this is a crucifix, you can take photos." All SO artificial and memorized that it was nothing or helped to interest me in place. Fortunately he finished quick visit and I could get out of such a place. It seems to have rush to make visitors only take pictures and leave, rather than appreciate the space and its elements. I understand that the convent is still in activity, but if you are going to make it Museum, should at least better prepare the personnel that will give explanations during the visit. With respect to parts that together, they are not really so interesting.
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  • We arrived early and they had no English guide available, so the Guide asked if we would only see without that she talked, as our Spanish is not very good yet. Then we said we only wanted to see, she was so upset and was simply uhøføli
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  • Very good!
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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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  • Very nice and great stories of the convent
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