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Convent and Monastery of Santa Clara

The Convent and Monastery of Santa Clara, founded in 1636 by Doña María de Ceballos in Sucre, Bolivia, is an important cultural and religious center. This cloistered monastery houses a museum that exhibits a remarkable collection of works of art, antique furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, silverware and liturgical objects. Highlights include paintings by masters such as Bernardo Bitti and Gaspar Miguel de Berrio, as well as a 17th century organ restored in 1998, which is used for baroque music concerts.

In addition to its contribution to cultural preservation, the Santa Clara Convent has been recognized by the Chamber of Senators for its outstanding role in promoting tourism in Sucre for more than 50 years. The Franciscan nuns of Santa Clara are known for their traditional products, such as cookies, alfajores, sweets and empanadas, which are part of the region’s culinary identity and reflect the convent’s rich gastronomic heritage.

  • Address

    Calle Calvo 138, Sucre, Bolivia

  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday to Friday from 14:00 to 18:00. Saturday from 14:00 to 17:30
  • What to see
    Museum, cloister

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