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If you are lucky enough to find the door open and a nun who is available it is well worth a visit. The interior and the religious artefacts are splendid. The problem apparently can be getting inside as the opening times are very flexible. You...More
Monasterio de la Encarnación
So when you are coming down the staircase of the Iglesia Colegial you have on the other side of the street the “Monasterio de la Encarnación”, just on the moment that we are moving towards the Convent entrance to make the...More
We never got through the door. Rang the bell three times and nobody answered until I realised the door was not locked - pushed it open to find one of the guides from the collegiate church was talking to the nun behind the desk. The...More
After spending about 10 minutes trying to gain admittance we were finally let in and given a splendid tour by a Colombian nun. It was worth the wait as the contents were just so over-the-top, from gold ornaments and gold leaf altars to intricate dolls'...More
The opening hours for the guided tours do not appear to conform to the information provided!We were there on a Sunday & only later were we allowed a visit after the church had contacted the nuns by phone!
There are 15 nuns living, praying &...More
The nuns who live here and guide visitors around the complex, wanted to show us all their beautiful religious artefacts whereas we really wanted to look at the painted tiles that decorate the lower walls of the cloister and on the staircase. Some of the...More