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Convento de San Felipe Neri information
The view from the bell tower and tiled rooftop of the San Felipe Neri convent more than explains Sucre’s nickname of the ‘White City of the Americas’. In the days when the building served as a monastery (it is now a parochial school), asceticism didn’t prevent the monks from appreciating the view while meditating; you can still see the stone seats on the roof terraces. The church was originally constructed of stone but was later covered with a layer of stucco. Poinsettias and roses fill the courtyard, an interesting painting of the Last Supper hangs at the entrance and the stairwell is lined with paintings that prepared the monks for confession.