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Ranked #4 of 67 things to do in Sucre
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

A lovely old church with great views of Sucre. Bit hard to find the entrance which was on the side street just before the church. A Spanish guide took us around & we enjoyed the tour for 10B's each

Thank Lynn R
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Unbelievably great views of Sucre and the surrounding countryside. Worth a half hour exploring the cloister and seeing the view from the roof.

Thank charliecoop
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Visiting the monastery and Church of San Felipe was incredible. The views over the terracotta rooftops of Sucre is really spectacular, as well well as the actual location itself.

A must do for Sucre.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We went to visit the convent San Felipe Neri in Sucre. At first I didn't know that it was even possible to visit this convent which is also a school for girls. The entrance is only 10 Bolivianos. It is possible to get onto the roof of the monasterio to get beautiful views of the city, to visit the church and the crypt. Nobody is watching you, you can just take your time to look around and enjoy. Because I randomly met someone who is living here and thus knew this was possible, I decided to put a review on tripadvisor. Enjoy!

1  Thank clemy v
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

This would have to be my number 1 thing to do in Sucre, and the only one that we recommended to every person we spoke to after we went. We heard a lot of people complaining that they had tried to visit this place, but couldn´t get in. Here´s how we did it:
1. Above the door to the church, there´s a plaque stating that the entrance is via the school next door (at number 165 Oritz - the church address being 185). On the plaque it also advises that visiting times are Mon-Sat 2.30pm-6pm.
2. Ring the doorbell between the posted times. Don´t be shy. It´s Bolivia. RING that bell. It took us about 5-10 minutes of waiting and some lengthy rings to finally be greeted by an angry looking cleaning lady.
3. Don´t be shy! Say that you´d like to visit the church. Obviously, a little Spanish goes a long way here! "Buenos, nos gusta visitar la iglesia" (don´t bother correcting that - it´s enough to do the trick!)
4. Pay your 10Bs each, and follow her to the church. Not super interesting as far as churches go.
5. On leaving the church and walking along the quadrangle, you´ll see a set of stairs. TAKE THEM (you might need a key if the door at the top is locked...)
6. Marvel at the 360 degree views of the white buildings and terracotta roofes of Sucre. Climb both bell towers.

ENJOY!

7  Thank BNCAbroad
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