Museo de la Recoleta

Museo de la Recoleta, Sucre: Address, Phone Number, Museo de la Recoleta Reviews: 4/5

Museo de la Recoleta
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Footsac
Comox, Canada373 contributions
Gardens in neglect
Feb 2019 • Couples
I am not saying dont go see, but only if its a rainy day and you cannot find rust forming to watch. Almost depressing. The 4 atria qnd their flowers qnd trees are worth contemplation. The hundreds of ancient paintings all monotously depict absolute mental anguish and depression of the followers. The church and choir loft are stunning and worth the 15 bob to get in. Our tour had 4 spanish speqkers and over 20 english speakers, a fact the tour guide ignored. She was too busy locking doors after us. Somewhat interesting, but too muchdiversity, from dinosaur fossils to offset printing plates????
Written February 4, 2019
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Jet630258
Cochabamba, Bolivia103 contributions
Not that Interesting...
Jan 2019
Im still confused why this museum is highly recommend. The tour guide was not informative and the place not that great. It’s an old convent, but their are many around Bolivian that are better maintained. The tour consisted of visiting the convents three court yards. I enjoyed the flowers in the courtyards the best. You also walk through the “museum” section which has a seemingly random collection of items. None of the items have descriptions. The church gallery is quite large, perhaps the highlight of the tour. The yard had a large old tree. While my family was not impressed, if you are interested in church history it may be of some interest. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t visit again.
Written January 30, 2019
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HiMette
Copenhagen, Denmark447 contributions
Interesting, but only Spanish speaking guides
Oct 2018 • Solo
I had a guided tour in Spanish; it was the only way I could see the museum. Despite me not understanding Spanish I thought the museum was interesting and somewhat easy enough to understand what was what. The building is beautiful on the inside, the view is stunning and the courtyard is just a treasure. If you happen to be here when there is a guided tour I’ll recommend it even if you don’t understand Spanish.
Written November 2, 2018
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,691 contributions
Interesting
May 2018 • Couples
The entire area around the plaza Anzues with the museum, beautiful views, lovely architecture on the buildings was very nice, peaceful and cleanly kept. We had a private quick tour and enjoyed it. There are a few craft stalls right next to it.
Written July 12, 2018
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Meri W
La Paz, Bolivia31 contributions
Magnificent museum and view
Feb 2018 • Family
Having been a convent and now a museuem, the church choir and its intricate and magnificent wooden carvings are a sight to behold. The courtyard garden where one can admire the Ancient Cedar, an enormous tree with a sight of the city below is spectacular. I most note that walking down the narrow stone streets from La Recoleta to the main square was very enjoyable!
Written June 25, 2018
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jhudecz
New York City, NY27 contributions
I went o museum nite
Nov 2017 • Solo
We had a great guide who was a novice friar
He gave us a short historical summary and then we walked around the beautiful gardens and building and church
Written November 26, 2017
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Patricia R
Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands430 contributions
Nice but not special
Sep 2017 • Couples
Duringour visit there was noguide availlable and this makes your visit less interesting, Nice colonial items and paintings.intact rooms and historic items.
Written October 31, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,707 contributions
Very interesting monastery
Aug 2017 • Solo
Right in the heart of Recoleta, directly on the plaza, this museum is only BS15 to enter, but you will have to wait for a tour guide, who alas, only speaks Spanish. The tour takes in the surprisingly large grounds, the cloisters, the beautiful choir of the adjacent church and a very interesting museum. Sadly, photography is not allowed in the museum, which is the most photogenic part of the tour. The church can be seen from the choir, but the tour does not actually go inside the church otherwise.
Written August 11, 2017
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Eliza A
42 contributions
Interesting little place but not a must see/do
Jul 2017 • Solo
Interesting little place. Fun to go to if you have the time but not a 'must see/must do' thing in Sucre. Had my own private tour but in Spanish. Felt a little rushed but lots of information. Like the oldest tree and the choir area carved in wood the best.
Written August 9, 2017
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Ryan J
Budapest, Hungary1,210 contributions
Sorry, No Tours in English
Feb 2017 • Couples
Guests are taken on a guided tour, but unfortunately, only in Spanish. You are not allowed to roam on your own as many of the doors are locked, so the guide not only leads you from room to room, but unlocks and relocks the doors along the way.

This was a monastery for Franciscan monks and there are still 10 of them, but it was not clear due to language, if they are still residing here or elsewhere.

Regardless, there are numerous rooms to explore as well as the organ loft. Most rooms and hallways are filled with religious art, even impressive for this non-believer; the art techniques were extraordinary.

There are multiple gardens, but they are run down and unkempt looking, though the guide took great pride in pointing them out. At the end, see or try to hug the 1,500 year old cypress. You will need 7 more people to get your arms around it.

Once on the hill, to view the Recoleta and Museo de Arte Indigena, it take little effort to stop by here. It is obvious the museum depends on the tours for support. Photography is not allowed.
Written February 22, 2017
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