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Vicente Rocafuerte, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We took a quided tour in English here, but I asked our guide to speak in "slow" Spanish", as it is a language that I am learning. I have NEVER been to a better musuem in my life. This place is DEEPLY moving and felt...More

Thank cmlarsen01
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a very nice museum, with reasonable price, especially for seniors. There are some nuns still living there and of course you can't go into their living space but the historical view of the nuns' lives over the past was very interesting.

Thank Katharine G
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Take a walk through the past with this visit to the Carmel Monastery. Very few Carmel Monasteries are open for visit in the world, this provides a unique insight into the Carmelite's way of life. It also has spectacular pieces of religious art worthy of...More

Thank vajulie
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

A museum about a nun that became a saint. Tightly organized. Some statues with gore. The guards let you travel one way. No shortcuts Ecuador is a very catholic country.

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed 17 November 2017

To realize that in 2017, there are nuns that still live a secluded life is quite an experience. The place is renovated, so it feels at times like made for kids. But still, it is the real thing, they live there. Delicious candies. Buy some...More

Thank S1PRA
Reviewed 15 November 2017

For me, Convento del Carmen Alto was the most interesting and provocative museum in all of Quito. The art pieces and room displays trace back to the convent's 17th century beginnings, the critical role of local saint Mariana de Jesus, and daily life for the...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very interesting to vist this Monastery. It is kept very nice and clean. Lots of history and art work, The murals well kept and interesting. We bought some specialties made by the nuns. Highly recommended.

Thank chefrene_12
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My favorite museum in Quito. No pictures allowed as it is a holy, revered place and the docents follow you around! Really amazing!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were walking by this place and popped our heads in out of curiousity. We were shown around by Anita (sp?) who made the the tour informative and interesting. I would definitely recommend visiting here if you find yourself in centro historico.

Thank robert h
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The monastery does have some very interesting artefacts and it is well laid out in the old convent. For only $3 it's almost worth it, except you are forbidden to take any photos of any of the galleries - strictly enforced by body guards who...More

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