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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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A Gem

This is well worth a visit if you have time. We spent a couple of hours admiring the historical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RAFT60
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Facsinating collection and insight into"privileged" convent life

I get somewhat bored by the repetitive nature of colonial religious art and thus was a little... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
cbehr01
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Santa Teresa 15, Potosi, Bolivia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank RAFT60
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

Thank cbehr01
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

Thank Kris S
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

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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
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

1  Thank BudaBaB
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

Thank JosephMcGhee
Reviewed 4 December 2016

So much information very useful. The site is very well preserved. The quality of the visit is very good. The guide was well preparad, knew a lot. I really recommend this tour.

Thank jerome L
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We did this tour as part of a city tour and it wasn't great. I remember it being cheap but it was SO long. It was about 2 hours but really boring. I was FREEZING and they lock each door behind you as you go...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have rated this very good due to the buildings, history, restored art and enthusiasm of our lady guide. However if you go in every room and have an explanation in all of them, the tour lasts about 2 hours which by common agreement amongst...More

Thank AHZambia
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