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. With our world travel planner, Sucre attractions like Museo de la Recoleta can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We had a great guide who was a novice friar He gave us a short historical summary and then we walked around the beautiful gardens and building and church  more »
  • Duringour visit there was noguide availlable and this makes your visit less interesting, Nice colonial items and paintings.intact rooms and historic items.  more »
  • As the photos are banned and that he didn't is not worthy of the name catalog. As elsewhere, the guide is understood and useful in this tour of flowery cloisters of paintings in their juice and a remarkable flayed Christ. See also, a historic cedar in a small garden with orange trees and a carved Thrones dining room overlooking the nave.
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  • Exceptional and successful beauty great show outdoors and the Sun
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  • It is interesting to visit the monastery, but visit us disappointed a little, very fast, without hardly time to contemplate and little contextual. The truth, you could give a social macas use somewhere so large and significant (although do not know if they give it)
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  • It preserves objects of religious, artistic and traditional.
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  • Very nice and great stories of the convent
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With building restrictions in place for decades, the city of Sucre has developed a little differently than most other cities on the continent. However, the touristic appeal of Sucre has driven up demand for accommodations--now slotted in old, colonial-era buildings rather than new-build high-rises. This development ethos has worked well, with lodgings in Sucre's center among the most comfortable and characterful in the country. Exclusive options cluster around the town's prettiest plazas, with grand rooms and fine-dining restaurants. Budget-minded visitors should explore the range of posadas (guesthouses), set in modest formerly residential buildings on the town's side streets.
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