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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  • Perfect place to try and to buy typical candies in Cuenca
  • It is a very pleasant experience, you can visit old issues and above all the culture of the city of Cuenca.
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  • The Museum exhibits various pieces that formed part of the dowry of women entering the convent. The most representative part of the Church is its "great belfry", a wall decorated with niches or niches and finished in tip with the Bell Tower. The interior of the Church is regarded as a museum by the large number of works of art which possesses, the same ones that have been preserved on its original site. Tradition that thieves had declared that repeatedly had tried to enter the monastery; However, they could not, because a character with his presence inspired them terror and could not run theft. From there comes that all religious devotion to San Miguel Arcángel, since were convinced that defending them and cared for. The construction of the Church dates from 1682 and the use of the "lathe" as the only means of communication with the outside was established in 1791. From 1800, in the convent were new buildings, taking steps to different spaces, such as the refectory or nursing, citing the current Museum of the Conceptas in 1886.
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  • Museum in very good condition
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  • The conceptas Museum is the best in sacred art
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