Bolivia — Sucre (Convento de San Felipe)

The Convent of San Felipe de Neri was built in the seventeenth century and is an ostentatious expression of the power of the Catholic Church in the flourishing American society. From its terraces, among domes roofed with tiles and steeples built with silver from the mines of Potosí, one can see a panorama of the city with its numerous churches, built one on almost every block during the times of colonialization. Its entrance is not where you expect it to be, though. Once you find it, a very friendly nun will admit you to the simple wonders inside.

Photos taken December 2014 (Nikon D7000).

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