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Museo y Convento de Santa Teresa - Historical Building Potosí - Bolivia

The construction of the impressive Santa Teresa convent began in 1685 and construction took six years. The woman who was responsible for establishing the convent now lies in a coffin at the monastery. Supposedly the body is still fully intact, which is considered a miracle by local people, since there were no preservatives used. Santa Teresa is home to galleries with many antiques and sculptures. There are many almost-grotesque statues of Jesus and paintings by local artists, which are all worth a look. A small café and shop are also in the building.

Calle Santa Teresa 15
Potosí, Bolivia

Historical Building Types:
Churches, Spiritual/Religious

Getting There
From the Plaze walk along Calle Ayacucho ttowards Calle Santa Teresa where the convent is located.

Travel Tips: Visits are by guided tour only and last three hours, therefore may not be suitable for small children.

Price Description: US$3

Open Hours from:9 a.m. - noon

Open Hours to:3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted

Contact Information:
Phone: 6223-847

Here are other activities in and around Potosí that may be of interest: La Torre de la Compañía de Jesús, Catédral, Museo y Convento de San Francisco, Iglesia San Bernardo, La Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Jerusalén, Iglesia de San Agustín , Iglesia de la Merced and Temple of San Lorenzo.

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