Southern Bolivia Sights

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Casa Real de Moneda

  • Government Building

The showpiece of Potosí is the Royal Mint, built in 1773 at a cost of $10 million USD. This massive stone structure, where coins were...

Catedral Metropolitana

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Started in 1559, this neoclassical cathedral is famous for its statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is adorned with diamonds, gold,...

Cerro Rico

  • Mine

Five thousand tunnels crisscross Cerro Rico, the "Rich Hill," which filled Spain's coffers until the silver reserves were exhausted in...

Convento y Museo de Santa Teresa

  • Museum/Gallery

The Convent and Museum of St. Theresa displays a strange mix of religious artifacts. In one room there are sharp iron instruments once...

Iglesia de San Lorenzo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Potosí's most spectacular church, built between 1728 and 1744, has some of the finest examples of baroque carving in South America.

Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A magnificent building constructed of granite during the 16th century, this was Potosí's first church. It has a brick dome and beautiful...

Museo Charcas

  • Museum/Gallery

The most popular exhibits at the Charcas Museum are mummified bodies discovered outside of Sucre in the 1960s. Curators believe the centuries...

Museo de Arte Indígena ASUR

  • Museum/Gallery

The Indigenous Art Museum has moved from its previous home in the Caserón de la Capellanía, to a smaller but well-designed space near...

Museo de la Recoleta

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Founded in 1601 by Franciscan monks, the Museum of the Retreat displays colonial religious works in a setting of serene gardens known...

Parque Cretacico—Cal Orck'o

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Three miles outside of Sucre is, unexpectedly, one of the world's most important paleontological sites, with more than 5,500 dinosaur...

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