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El Museo de Las Conceptas, Cuenca

(4.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Seniors' rate 2.50 each. English placards for most exhibits. No photos allowed. Several under-lit rooms. Lovely, well-tended courtyard gardens. The building itself, and the artifacts of convent daily ...  more »
  • It is a must-see; the art collection of the Museum is beautiful also it connects you to the visitor with the culture and life of the convent and the city since the 17TH century, the monastery is spectacular, don't miss it!
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  • We were only allowed to see 5 rooms for "free" which was fine. They housed modern art exhibits and some art from the convent era itself. Nothing really special, but was interesting and we were walking...  more »
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  • A very nice place that reveals the intriguing story of the cloister
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