El Museo de Las Conceptas, Cuenca

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If you’ve ever felt curious about the sheltered life of nuns, El Museo de Las Conceptas offers an excellent opportunity to learn more. Located within the Convent of the Immaculate Conception, opened back in 1599, the centuries-old traditions of the nuns who lived here then and now come to life at the museum. You won't be able to see the nuns in person, and visiting the museum doesn’t give you access to the cloistered convent itself. Nevertheless, you can get a sense of the nuns' lifestyle by examining dioramas of their unadorned living quarters and primitive equipment. Put El Museo de Las Conceptas into our Cuenca attractions planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cuenca.
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  • It doesn’t look like much behind the solid white wall of stucco, but once inside, it surprised us with an interesting display of how life was for nuns. A self-guided tour through two floors was eye... 
    It doesn’t look like much behind the solid white wall of stucco, but once inside, it surprised us with an interesting display of how life was for nuns. A self-guided tour through two floors was eye...  more »
  • I wouldn't call this a "must," but it is a fascinating place to visit if you're interested in historical things. 
    I wouldn't call this a "must," but it is a fascinating place to visit if you're interested in historical things.  more »
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  • Interesting collection of unique artwork and artifacts displayed in a patrimonial historic house. Creepy dolls. Child sacrifice and graphic violence. Original oil paintings on linen. Pretty gardens with a visiting hummingbird. No entrance fee posted. I asked if there was a donation and told it was $3.50. I think this is price is high, but if you are a history buff, you will see a lot of original art never seen in major museums in Europe.
  • This was an interesting place to visit even though I'm not Catholic. The building itself is beautiful and interesting. Some of the signs had information in English. I'm used to so many of the museums being free, so I was surprised it cost $3.50/adult and $1.50/child.

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