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Carmen Alto Convent (Museo de Carmen Alto)
Carmen Alto Convent (Museo de Carmen Alto)

Carmen Alto Convent (Museo de Carmen Alto) Tours and Activities

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The order of the Discalced Carmelites founded a monastery in Quito in 1653. Before it became a monastery, the Carmen Alto Convent (Museo de Carmen Alto) was famous as the location where Saint Mariana of Jesus lived and died, and today, thousands of pilgrims make their way here each year to honor this famous Ecuadorian saint.

Two of the convent’s old cloisters now house a museum, where various pieces of religious art are on display, alongside images and artifacts from the convent’s centuries long history and information on the day-to-day lives of the nuns who live there. The rest of the building still functions as a working monastery. The nuns living within are famous for producing traditional sweets, includinglimones desamargados — small hollowed out lemons filled with a sweet creamy center.

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Open Wed-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm
Corner of García Moreno & Rocafuerte , Quito, Ecuador

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What are Carmen Alto Convent (Museo de Carmen Alto) hours of operation?
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Carmen Alto Convent (Museo de Carmen Alto) hours of operation: Open Wed-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.