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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 thought that immersion in what must have been a very nice building would be more intense. In the end, a sequence of (beautiful) objects presented without necessarily fitness situation. Too bad!
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  • It is a museum which is located in one of the monasteries most antique city. It has works by colonial art of ecuador, belonging to maximum exponents of this epoch. Features include objects of the daily live cuencana era society. Large patios and pools are well maintained. Definitely a treasure trove of art and history not only cuencana, but Ecuadorian.
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  • This museum is located in the very same place where a group of nuns make a life sacrifice secluded from the outside world and live in constant prayer making beautiful arts and crafts and special sweet...  more »
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  • Hermoso
  • A very nice place that reveals the intriguing story of the cloister
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