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Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa

Calle Santa Teresa 15, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6223847
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Really worth a visit

We had an amazing guide dragging 200kilos of keys for all the different rooms in this labyrinth of... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
dirickx_ben
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Paris, France
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Amazing Museum

An outstanding curated museum which illustrates so much of the history and place of the Church and... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
djg1
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Melbourne, Australia
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A three-hour tour takes you into the daily lives of the nuns who inhabited this convent beginning in 1691 and shows you galleries filled with art, antiques and hand-painted porcelain dishes.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Santa Teresa 15, Potosi, Bolivia
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+591 2 6223847
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing guide dragging 200kilos of keys for all the different rooms in this labyrinth of rooms filled with gems of catholic history. Even as a non catholic absolutely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

An outstanding curated museum which illustrates so much of the history and place of the Church and religious orders in Bolivia. Rich and beautifully presented. Our bilingual guide wias very informative and showed no signs of flagging at 2.5 hours!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Worth seeing. One of he most interesting places to tour, really! You'll learn quite a bit about the interesting life these nuns lead. The building is in tact and the tour guide is very pleasant! Ask for Lidia!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a visit if you have time. We spent a couple of hours admiring the historical artwork and wandering around this beautifully restored building and church. We had the place to ourselves so it was calm & quiet. It helped that the...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

I get somewhat bored by the repetitive nature of colonial religious art and thus was a little skeptical of visiting this place down the hill but my expectations were greatly exceeded. During the 2+ hour visit our wonderful and informed guide described in detail the...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Listen to the tour.. the second female in a family would have had a hard life. There is some interesting facts the tour guide shared with us.. set aside two hours for this

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to Santa Teresa. It is a really beautiful Church with the most magnificent rooftop views of Potosi and Cerro Rico. It really is a breathtaking vista, we spent ages on that roof! Now that's not to say the interior is not...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

As the other museums don't open or close very early on Sundays this was our only option. The tour was about 90 mins and only in Spanish, maybe I would have preferred it if it was in English but it still felt a bit boring....More

Thank Cathal M
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband is Catholic, so I went along, but without much enthusiasm. We were told we had to go via a tour and if we wanted to take photos, there was an extra photo ticket. We both opted for them, not knowing what we may...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a great museum and the most extensive one I've been to in Bolivia - the guided tour lasting a bit over 2 hours. You really get a sense that you are seeing every room and almost every aspect of the convent. I recommend...More

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