Monasterio de Carmen Alto, Quito

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  • This place was built at the height of the colony, was the residence of Santa Mariana of Jesus and currently is partially open to the public as a Museum, but it is also the place where to live in retirement the nuns of the cloister, the excellent is grateful for exhibition of Russian iconography, icons of the 6th century until the 19th century, crosses of gold and bronze, Byzantine triptychs depicting the life of Jesus, writing in old Russian language, the prospectus was very well presented, good initiative to bring these samples of foreign museums that otherwise would be difficult to learn, very well
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  • Church and monastery that we have seen only from the outside because we passed by evening and of course was closed. another Church that extends back from the road on which there is the entrance, right next to the arc. Near there seems to be another entry which probably is the Museum.
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  • Incredible beauty of design of the altars. And to think that they were made in traditional way. The man's hands can wield a weapon and kill. But I stay with what they are capable of making and amaze others. Already too much violence ne there is the world.
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