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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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  • It is a museum that is worth visiting. This well preserved, very interesting and helpful to the attention of all those working on the site
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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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  • 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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  • A very nice place that reveals the intriguing story of the cloister
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  • Beautiful building
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Extremely popular with international visitors and expats, Cuenca features the sizeable range of hotel options you might expect from a renowned tourist destination. Scores of hotels and bed and breakfasts line the streets of the city's old town, many of them occupying historic mansions and homes restored to their former glory. The larger, more upscale hotels in the city center tend to offer onsite restaurants and other amenities, while cheaper hostels feature little more than bunk beds in exchange for much lower rates. However, keep in mind that Cuenca's popularity has a flip side, as the large foreign presence makes for higher prices than elsewhere in Ecuador and also large fluctuations in cost depending on the season.
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