El Museo de Las Conceptas

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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,346 contributions
Interesting Hour
Jan 2020 • Couples
It doesn’t look like much behind the solid white wall of stucco, but once inside, it surprised us with an interesting display of how life was for nuns. A self-guided tour through two floors was eye opening for those women who dedicated their lives to Christ. We especially liked the elaborate nativity scenes. The place needs funds to maintain the upkeep, so do add this to your list of places to visit. It is worth t.
Written January 27, 2020
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Carol L
6 contributions
Nice Tour
Jul 2019
I wouldn't call this a "must," but it is a fascinating place to visit if you're interested in historical things.
Written October 3, 2019
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Miguel P
Boston, MA50 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2019 • Couples
Also a must visit in Cuenca. This 400 plus years old building its very well preserved and you can imagine how the nuns had to be living there.
Written July 7, 2019
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Michel W
Brussels, Belgium416 contributions
An interesting travel to the past, still alive today in Cuenca ...
Apr 2019 • Family
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 also see many interesting objects, not only religious ones.
Written April 15, 2019
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450ginog
Santodomingo45 contributions
A unique place with unique relics
May 2016 • Business
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 of historical relics, paintings and amazing religious items from the past. A worthy visit indeed.
Written March 15, 2017
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nanonancy100
Beausejour, Canada31 contributions
The building itself is worth a visit
Jan 2017 • Couples
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. There was one art installation with an unintelligible video image and a recording of an ancient water whistle, which I found to be quite an annoying sound. Some of the rooms were musty-smelling. A very interesting room, with a high ceiling, stark white walls, and morgue-like cavities in the walls had no explanatory placard, so we could only guess that it had been a morgue. It was the brightest room there, simple & beautiful.
Written January 20, 2017
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muirfan
Davis, CA69 contributions
Religious museum with modern art exhibits
Jan 2017 • Family
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.
Written January 15, 2017
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Arthur H
Saint Louis, MO527 contributions
Museum includes some centuries-old artifacts from the convent all housed in the original convent, now restored
Aug 2016 • Couples
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.
Written August 24, 2016
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delia975
San Luis Obispo, CA9 contributions
Peaceful and historical
Jun 2016 • Couples
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.
Written June 28, 2016
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Retire Early And Travel
New Smyrna Beach, FL919 contributions
Behind the non-descript doors lives a fantastic museum/exhibit
May 2016 • Family
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 a monastery that was founded in 1599. They have life-size dioramas that show the daily life of the sisters. The collection of religious artifacts and art is amazing.
They even have a selection of toys that were brought in by the girls (young as 12) that were entering the convent. It’s nice that the signs are also in English, so you have the opportunity to learn about the lives of the nuns. The entrance fee was $2.50, and the museum entrance is on Hermano Miguel between Juan Jaramillo and Presidente Cordova.
Written June 15, 2016
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