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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • The conceptas Museum is the best in sacred art
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  • A very nice place that reveals the intriguing story of the cloister
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  • Beautiful building
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  • Beautiful
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