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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  • Guided tours (only) in Spanish but the guide speaks clearly. The convent is beautiful and the interesting Museum. The neighborhood he even is very nice
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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 »
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  • 10/10 just wonderful, excellent visit guided, room relaxed and low cost, unique works of art that bring us closer to the past majestic of Bolivia, was one of the museums that I liked the most. The only thing which misses this and any Museum, is to be able to take photos but means for the preservation of the paintings.
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  • A museum with interesting stories and a little touch of mystery
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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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