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Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa

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Address: Calle Santa Teresa 15, Potosi, Bolivia
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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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Even This Atheist Loved It

My husband is Catholic, so I went along, but without much enthusiasm. We were told we had to go via a tour and if we wanted to take photos, there was an extra photo ticket. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 15, 2017
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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As the other museums don't open or close very early on Sundays this was our only option. The tour was about 90 mins and only in Spanish, maybe I would have preferred it if it was in English but it still felt a bit boring. Pretty much all the rooms are the same. The chapel us impressive and learning a... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

My husband is Catholic, so I went along, but without much enthusiasm. We were told we had to go via a tour and if we wanted to take photos, there was an extra photo ticket. We both opted for them, not knowing what we may see. Our guide had already started a tour in French, but we were included, since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

This is a great museum and the most extensive one I've been to in Bolivia - the guided tour lasting a bit over 2 hours. You really get a sense that you are seeing every room and almost every aspect of the convent. I recommend going to the tour well rested and alert. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and... More 

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Thank JosephMcGhee
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

So much information very useful. The site is very well preserved. The quality of the visit is very good. The guide was well preparad, knew a lot. I really recommend this tour.

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Thank jerome L
Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We did this tour as part of a city tour and it wasn't great. I remember it being cheap but it was SO long. It was about 2 hours but really boring. I was FREEZING and they lock each door behind you as you go so you can't leave and you have to stay with the group.

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Thank Amanda C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I have rated this very good due to the buildings, history, restored art and enthusiasm of our lady guide. However if you go in every room and have an explanation in all of them, the tour lasts about 2 hours which by common agreement amongst our group was just a bit too long - and consequently some bits became a... More 

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Thank AHZambia
Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Interesting tour, even though quite long (more than two hours) that brings you into the details of the monastic life. Rooms could be quite cold.. so bring your heavy coat!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Fantastic guided visit in English! What a treat to see such a well restored historical monument while learning about the fascinating and secret lives of nuns who, once in at the age of 15, would never to step outside again. Really worth the visit.

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Thank Maika-Laura
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This tour/visit was highly recommended in our guide book and indeed it is quite interesting. The only problem is that is was a little bit too thorough. The tour took almost 3 hours, more than the Mint house. They showed us absolutely every room, so after a while it became a bit repetitive. But what you see and learn is... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our guide was very fluent in English and gave an excellent overview how 15 year old girls were taken into the convent (for a large contribution by the family) and spent their life of devotion with very little contact with the outside world. The place is a trove of art pieces and it took longer than the posted 2 1/2... More 

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