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El Museo de Las Conceptas

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Apr 15, 2019
“An interesting travel to the past, still alive today in Cuenca ...”
Mar 15, 2017
“A unique place with unique relics”
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Though O had visited before, I come back always with pleasure. The building is a testimony of the past but also a view of nuns life still present just on the other side of its building walls. We will get familiar of monastic life but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michel W
Reviewed March 15, 2017

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 sweets for sale. The museum also houses an impressive collection...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed January 20, 2017

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 life were more interesting to us than all the religious iconography, which seemed somewhat shabby & lower-quality....More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

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 by.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

It is a good thing that this important landmark has been preserved and restored. It deserves all the attention it has received. And it deserves a few hours of time for anyone interested in Cuenca's history.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Arthur H
Reviewed June 28, 2016

A lovely tour of 20 rooms filled with items of daily living and religious items from the hundreds of years of being a convent. Peaceful garden courtyards provided a good respite from the traffic noise of the neighborhood.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Museo del Monasterio de las Conceptas (Convent Museum) has a very non-descriptive entrance. It’s amazing the size of the monastery behind the doors (taking up almost an entire city block). The museum will enlighten you to the life and customs of the nuns in...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed June 3, 2016

Interesting to walk though an old convent that has been partially restored. It's worth the $3.00 to absorb what was occurring in the religion so long ago. As I understand it there are still nun's living there, although we did not see any.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The museum is housed in what was originally the infirmary of the convent. The cost of admission was $3.50. A lovely guide, born in the US to Ecuadorian parents, gave us a private tour. Nuns (about 100) live in the cloisters but one has permission...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Elaine H
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Cloistered nuns are a thing of the past, so this makes this museum interesting four N. Americans. The architecture is beautiful and the nuns sell beautiful bread.

Date of experience: April 2016
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