Southern Bolivia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southern Bolivia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Casa Real de Moneda

    Museum/Gallery

    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 once minted...Read More

  • 2. Salar de Uyuni

    Geological Site

    One of Bolivia's most spectacular sites, the Salar de Uyuni is the world's highest salt flat, at 3,650 meters (11,975 feet) above sea level...Read More

  • 3. Catedral Metropolitana

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 4. Cerro Rico

    Mine

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

  • 5. 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 used...Read More

  • 6. 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. Elaborate...Read More

  • 7. 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 arches...Read More

  • 8. 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...Read More

  • 9. 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 the Recoleta...Read More

  • 10. Museo de la Recoleta

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 11. 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 footprints...Read More

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