Convento de Santa Teresa

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Convento de Santa Teresa information

Location
Sucre , Bolivia
Address
San Alberto
Opening hours
10am-noon
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The brilliant-white Convento de Santa Teresa belongs to an order of cloistered nuns. They sell homemade candied oranges, apples, figs and limes daily by way of a miniature revolving door. The adjacent Callejón de Santa Teresa , a lantern-lit alleyway, was once partially paved with cow knee bones laid out in the shape of a cross, a local good luck symbol known as tabas . The alley was considered to be a haunted place, inhabited by a variety of local ghouls including a baby with a moustache and teeth, and the cow knees were thought to be the most reliable way of protecting passersby. In the 1960s it was repaved with the cobbles you see today.