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Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa

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Address: Calle Santa Teresa 15, Potosi, Bolivia
Phone Number: 0102/6223-847
Description: A three-hour tour takes you into the daily lives of the nuns who inhabited...
A three-hour tour takes you into the daily lives of the nuns who inhabited this convent beginning in 1691 and shows you galleries filled with art, antiques and hand-painted porcelain dishes.
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This was unbelievable. The Convent supplied their own guide (she was excellent) and they have done an unbelievable restoration of the convent and the art. It is and excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Woodstock, Vermont
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Woodstock, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was unbelievable. The Convent supplied their own guide (she was excellent) and they have done an unbelievable restoration of the convent and the art. It is and excellent example of convent life in Potosi's early days and is well with a visit !!!

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New England USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This Convent has been a highlight so far. It was built from 1686-1692. A wealthy families' second daughter would be sent here with a hefty dowry. A new convent was built next door in 1976 and this was converted to a museum. Many architectural features are original and the rooms are full of art and other treasures given as dowries.... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You have to take a guided tour of the convent, some of which seem to have a cast of thousands(!), but you get to see some pretty amazing works of art and other treasures plus learn the history of the convent. If religious art is your thing then you will love it, but eventually I must admit to reaching brain... More 

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Bristol
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First half - life of the nuns. Interesting to hear about and see everything set up as it was. Second half - room after room of not very good art, gold stuff, some textiles work etc etc. We didn't find this interesting and were glad to leave. We took the tour in Spanish. Unfortunately our guide was really lacking in... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is great museum and a must see. Everything is preserved here and it is wonderful to see what life was like in the convent. The guide was wonderful and she explains everything in detail, so much so, that one didn't need to ask too many questions.

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Nantes, France
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303 reviews 303 reviews
107 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Superb visit with highly competent English-speaking guides. Spare a few hours for it and do not miss the begining. Check their visit schedules at the office.

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Lund, Sweden
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The guide tour took some time but it's very worthy. The guide speaks good English and knows the history very well, has a lot stories to tell. It's hard to imagine the life at that time without seeing all these.

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Somerset
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166 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Our guide was not allowed to take us around but we were luck enough to find that the local guide was a good friend of our guide and she agreed to also explain everything to us in English although the tour was in Spanish. We only took the first hour of the tour (which with hindsight was sad having now... More 

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Brugge, Belgium
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185 reviews 185 reviews
25 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

One of the most interesting monastery's, we have visited in our life. Very good guide, who tells us a lot about life in the monastery. A visit takes 2 to 2,5 hours, but is so interesting that time is flowing away. Opening hours are a bit of good luck; They are written next to the entrance, but they do not... More 

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Berlaar
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9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We did not expect to find such a nice , simple monastery with golden ornaments. Early in the morning , we enjoyed the tranquility of this religious place. Highly recommended ( but take a warm coat with you )

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