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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 »
  • THE QUECHUA country - salt flats and lakes - from the SALAR DE UYUNI to colored Lakes have heard of the Salar de Uyuni?. If it is not, you have no choice but that visit Bolivia. Only this place already by itself is worth a trip to Bolivia, it will leave in the traveler a keepsake once visited, Bolivia has many unique environments, and even today, is quite unexplored by conventional tourism, such as the Andes, the forest or Lake Titicaca, colonial cities and the old pre-Hispanic gold and silver mines , and all this "roof of the world". Many of these places are on the 4.000 meters of altitude.
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  • It is visit to the cloister where it is still inhabited by Franciscan visited the 3 patios which owns the Museum, can be observed many ancient picture of the 16th century, clothing, the Jesuits, the guide was very friendly and with much knowledge about what they talked about, there is a large tree with more than 1500 years of life
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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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