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Santa Clara Convent

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Address: Avaroa Street 290, Sucre, Bolivia

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Beautiful Colonial Convent Complex

Absolutely beautiful convent complex with an array of lovely religious works of art. Really interesting museum. the building itself is a fine old thick walled colonial one with... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful convent complex with an array of lovely religious works of art. Really interesting museum. the building itself is a fine old thick walled colonial one with the most magnificent interior courtyard which is covered in shrubs and leafy trees. You can stroll around it with its cloister like arched walkway or above it on an open corridor looking... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a great museum and what it makes it stand out is the new part of the tour where you can enter the cloistered part of the convent - historically blocked off to outsiders - and see the uncovered wall paintings. It's incredible and our guide was lovely. Make sure to take your time and ask questions!

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

The visit of Santa Clara convent was a great surprise for us. The guide was helpful (except for the paintings where he just says what's on the signs) and gave a lot of information about the convent's history. The cloister has beautiful wall paintings that were rediscovered about a year ago. The church itself is alright and has a beautiful... More 

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Portland, CT, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We visited Sta. Clara six years ago. This visit was much more special, after the restoration of the wall paintings in the cloister. You can almost feel the hand of the artisans who painted these lovely scenes.

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Thank n2good
Bolivia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The convent recently underwent restoration and is very beautiful and interesting. The very old organ in the church is amazing! Fortunately someone was practicing when we were there so we got to hear it. We had a very good guide. Costs 15 bolivianos

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Newquay, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

We went in the afternoon just before closing time, 1st we tried to enter via Abaroa St. then we were told to use Calvo St. entrance the lady we first approached said entrance fee was 10 Bobs, upon entering it turned out the fee was 15bobs! Not complaining on the fee but there was no leaflet provided as to which... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

It was the best place to hang out at the end of the day, chillaxing, watching the sun set oder the surrounding hills ...

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The building and it's central court yard are a nice escape front he bustling city streets. The view from the roof top, especially at sun set is pretty spectacular.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Much more beautiful than San Felipe Neri. Museum is really nice with a really friendly tour (Mrs. Marcela). The church is more beautiful as well. Definitely recommend it.

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London
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

The convent has one of the most beautiful courtyards in Bolivia but it is the roof which is really worth a visit partly for the roof itself and its somewhat strange construction you can walk over but mostly for the spectacular views. You can climb up into the bell tower to look out over the city to the mountains beyond.... More 

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