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“Peaceful and historical”

El Museo de Las Conceptas
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US$83,08*
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Private Cuenca City Full Day Tour
Ranked #14 of 154 things to do in Cuenca
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Reviewed 29 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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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 life of the sisters. The collection of religious artifacts and art is amazing.
They even have a selection of toys that were brought in by the girls (young as 12) that were entering the convent. It’s nice that the signs are also in English, so you have the opportunity to learn about the lives of the nuns. The entrance fee was $2.50, and the museum entrance is on Hermano Miguel between Juan Jaramillo and Presidente Cordova.

Date of experience: May 2016
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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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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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 but now only attend to domestic chores and prayers. The collection includes paintings and statuary that were gifted to the monastery by families who asked that their girls be taken in. The nativity with headless children was strange as was the crucified Christ with an electric beating heart.
Just one more thing. We own an antique washer just like the one in the museum. Made in Binghamton NY.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank elainehar
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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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Jmih
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