The cloister of the Carmelitas

A wooden door, larger than normal, separates what for many is the “material world from the spiritual.” It is the entrance to the interior of the Cloister of the Mothers of Carmen de La Asunción, in Cuenca, where 20 nuns are separated from the everyday life of Cuenca. They receive visits three times a year. Christmas, Easter and the celebration of the Vírgen del Carmen. The Plaza de Las Flores is the prelude to entering this site. People move about and buy products made by the religious women, place a candle on the altar that is at the entrance of…

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