Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi, Potosi

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A relic of the 19th century, Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi boasts a mix of Baroque and neoclassical styles. The minor basilica was built of stones and two bricks, with a dome and two towers. Step inside to find relics of silver and gold, as well as views of the surrounding cities from the bell towers. Though you may find the grand facade somewhat bare, the ornate interior compensates with white pillars and gold accents. Strictly speaking, you can only access the church during scheduled masses--otherwise you'll have to plead with the groundskeeper during off times. Use our Potosi trip itinerary builder to add Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi and other attractions to your Potosi vacation plans.
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  • This is a beautiful chuch. We felt priviledged to visit it on such an important day. There was beautiful music and hundreds of visitors.  more »
  • The Church is huge, it hurts built by the Spaniards who came behind the silver mining. Its giant doors and decorated result good pictures.
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  • A lovely, stately old colonial Cathedral right in the heart of Potosi. It was almost deserted on our visit and we found it very tranquil and serene. Lovely ornate interior with some beautiful religiou...  more »