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. Put El Museo de Las Conceptas into our Cuenca attractions planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cuenca.
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  • The museum has beautiful ethnic representations of life in Ecuador, the Indians. It's free, by the State.
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  • Museums to visit, was the most expensive, it is worthwhile to collaborate to the nuns, they have very nice things, but also in bad state, should take care of the writings or legends of the walls, which are not faded or detached or bent.
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  • ancient cloister of monjaas of closure, now become a reserve of treasures deicongrafia, painting and sculpture, worth knowing
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  • This was an interesting place to visit even though I'm not Catholic. The building itself is beautiful and interesting. Some of the signs had information in English. I'm used to so many of the museums being free, so I was surprised it cost $3.50/adult and $1.50/child.
  • Nice place to visit ir you're catholic. I missed some informations in the rooms and objects.
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  • They have interesting work, it is a religious Museum within a structure of an old but beautiful House.
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  • Very special Museum. Shows the life of the nuns in the last 300 years. Worth seeing.
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