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El Museo de Las Conceptas

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Address: Hermano Miguel 7-12 y juan jaramillo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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A unique place with unique relics

This museum is located in the very same place where a group of nuns make a life sacrifice secluded from the outside world and live in constant prayer making beautiful arts and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located in the very same place where a group of nuns make a life sacrifice secluded from the outside world and live in constant prayer making beautiful arts and crafts and special sweets for sale. The museum also houses an impressive collection of historical relics, paintings and amazing religious items from the past. A worthy visit indeed.

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Beausejour, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Seniors' rate 2.50 each. English placards for most exhibits. No photos allowed. Several under-lit rooms. Lovely, well-tended courtyard gardens. The building itself, and the artifacts of convent daily life were more interesting to us than all the religious iconography, which seemed somewhat shabby & lower-quality. There was one art installation with an unintelligible video image and a recording of an... More 

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Davis, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were only allowed to see 5 rooms for "free" which was fine. They housed modern art exhibits and some art from the convent era itself. Nothing really special, but was interesting and we were walking by.

Thank muirfan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is a good thing that this important landmark has been preserved and restored. It deserves all the attention it has received. And it deserves a few hours of time for anyone interested in Cuenca's history.

Thank Arthur H
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A lovely tour of 20 rooms filled with items of daily living and religious items from the hundreds of years of being a convent. Peaceful garden courtyards provided a good respite from the traffic noise of the neighborhood.

Thank delia975
Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

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... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Interesting to walk though an old convent that has been partially restored. It's worth the $3.00 to absorb what was occurring in the religion so long ago. As I understand it there are still nun's living there, although we did not see any.

Thank lovliladi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The museum is housed in what was originally the infirmary of the convent. The cost of admission was $3.50. A lovely guide, born in the US to Ecuadorian parents, gave us a private tour. Nuns (about 100) live in the cloisters but one has permission to travel outside to conduct business. They once sewed vestments and made the Eucharist wafers... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Cloistered nuns are a thing of the past, so this makes this museum interesting four N. Americans. The architecture is beautiful and the nuns sell beautiful bread.

Thank Jmih
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A beauty and peacefull place to know the history of Cuenca and his colonial past from the perspective of the religion.

Thank Juan C

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