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El Museo de Las Conceptas, Cuenca

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If you’ve ever felt curious about the sheltered life of nuns, El Museo de Las Conceptas offers an excellent opportunity to learn more. Located within the Convent of the Immaculate Conception, opened back in 1599, the centuries-old traditions of the nuns who lived here then and now come to life at the museum. You won't be able to see the nuns in person, and visiting the museum doesn’t give you access to the cloistered convent itself. Nevertheless, you can get a sense of the nuns' lifestyle by examining dioramas of their unadorned living quarters and primitive equipment. Plan your visit to El Museo de Las Conceptas and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cuenca holiday planner.
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  • We have visited only the permanent part of the exhibition, but the Museum is really worth a visit. Not very big, but very impressive as I found.
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  • This former convent, now converted into a Museum, smells vaguely of moisture. Its thick walls can't hear the world outside; nor there are windows that are open to it. All is tipped towards them courtyards Interior, converted in gardens, of which, in centuries previous is obtained fruits and vegetables for the convent. Objects with which the nuns aspiring entrants as dowry are very well preserved. There are even toys and music box belonging to the those who came in their childhood. Is possible imagine how passed it life in the convent, their few activities worldly, its almost zero contact with the reality of outside. Very interesting.
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  • My passage through that location was on the Biennale grounds. Them works were superbly mounted in an environment very quiet and respectful. It is a peaceful place.
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  • A very nice place that reveals the intriguing story of the cloister
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