El Museo de Las Conceptas
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,029 contributions
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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Julia B
Crumpler, NC28 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
This was one of our favorite places in our month long visit to Cuenca. The simplicity of the architecture is captivating. The rooms on 2 floors surrounding the courtyards where the planting was being enhanced and cleaned up, are full of interesting and nicely displayed items. Even if you are not religious, one can find a lot to appreciate in the beauty and history of some of the items displayed. You can think of the people who made them, the reasons for them to be. The elaborate diorama style displays had more to see than there was time to fully investigate. Especially touching were the toys brought in as part of a girl's dowry as 12 was the age they could be accepted.
I try to put myself into the history of what I am viewing as I travel and not judge other people and other times.
Written February 7, 2016
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Traveler714
Chicago90 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
My husband and I were looking for something to do on a late Monday morning and decided to try this museum. The entrance is on the west side of Hermano Miguel. There is a $2.50 entrance fee, but it is worth it. There are approximately 20 small rooms containing artifacts showing the history of the convent through the paintings, statues and other artifacts. Don't miss going through the two small gardens - one leads to the old kitchen and the other leads to the burial crypts.
Written February 3, 2014
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molemaven
Sarasota, FL134 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
This colonial convent, dating to the 17th century, is a fascinating piece of Cuenca history, and something not to be missed by anyone with an interest in the local culture. The collections of art and artifacts are very well curated, and some, like the collection of toys that the young girls brought when they entered the convent, give an intimate glimpse into their lives. There is a collection of the famous Gaspar Sangurima crucifixes, along with an impressive gathering of religious art. Don't miss the gardens and the kitchen.
Written September 11, 2013
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Carol L
6 contributions
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
Weston, FL65 contributions
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
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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Retire Early And Travel
New Smyrna Beach, FL919 contributions
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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Linda L
Burlington, NC17 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
This beautiful building has been renovated to house a lovely collection of sacred 17th-
19th century art. The renovation has made it safe, with well lit display areas, carefully tended court gardens, clean restrooms but has not altered the charm and historic value of the building itself. Well worth the modest admission price, even in a city full for free museums.
Written February 2, 2016
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Kashlee Kucheran
Kelowna, Canada1,574 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
$3.50 per person to enter, and takes about 30-45 minutes to see everything if you take the time to read the placards.
Paintings, chests, furniture, dolls, cooking utensils, robes, statues, crosses and more dating back to 1500's to early 1900's.

You will find it interesting if you enjoy: Antiques, artifacts, history, Catholicism, religious art, architecture.

The museum is still used to house nuns, although they dwell where the public cannot see them.

All said and done, we were pleased to be able to see such a wonderful piece of unique history.
Written November 22, 2015
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