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Museo de la Recoleta

Polano 162 | Right in front of Plaza Anzures, Sucre, Bolivia
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Ranked #20 of 42 Attractions in Sucre
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The tour was quite interesting, although we weren't given any time to linger in the beautiful gardens & not left alone for a second. Of course I understand there are still people living there who might not want tourists roaming around. Impressive, but a bit of an overload of tortured Christ imagery for a non-religious person...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This museum had the potential to be great with lots of beautiful courtyards and interesting artefacts. Unfortunately the staff completely ruined it. We arrived and paid quite a lot to get in we were then made to wait until the guide had finished her chat before we could go in. Once in she asked if we spoke Spanish and when... More

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Somerset
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305 reviews 305 reviews
166 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Tours are in Spanish (our guide was able to translate) however the guide did not seem to interested in her job, explaining but not engaging. The tree is worth seeing and walking around three times to have a wish. The exhibits are OK but nothing particularly special. When exiting the museum, walk straight ahead where you can get excellent views... More

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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

When we arrived, the lady at the desk had a social talk with a friend. We waited some minutes and finally asked for a ticket. Not possible now, come back in 20 minutes, was the not so friendly answer. So we came back, and after being totally ignored for some time, we politely asked once again for tickets. Not possible... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The lady on the desk was quite dismissive. I was asked to return in 15 minutes so went to the cafe close by then returned 20 mins later and bought a ticket. I then waited a further 15 mins before my tour started. There were some nice courtyards with fruit trees but the highlight of my visit here was seeing... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you are going to see only a Museum of Religious art in Sucre make it to this one. Well presented and a diversity of interesting displays. The mirador in front of the church offers nice views over Sucre.

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This museum is a gem. We enjoyed our guide as she spoke very slow and distinct. She knew a lot about the artifacts and answered questions very well. A just see!

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Sydney, Australia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
72 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

It really brings it home when the monks are going about their daily business whist you are looking at a most amazing collection, put together over the years by the preceding monks. Again some of the art works were in a pretty woeful condition from years of neglect and probably climatic conditions

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Walk around the cedar three times and legend says you get (if clockwise) a spouse or (if counter-clockwise) three wishes. Some excellent art pieces, although the guide kind of rushes you through.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

Our tour of the church was in Spanish and felt very rushed. The guide told us a brief description of the rooms then gave us a very short time to look over the objects before rushing us into the next room.

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