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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  • July 29, 2017
    You can not miss it, very well preserved and inside you will find valuable religious relics!
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  • July 20, 2017
    Church very well decorated and rich in decorations. The entrance is the back road and va, and lena wait to start the guided tour. Simply sensational to visit with the guide that leads you to the belfry, on top of 4100 metres, you stand in the middle of Giant bells and has the best view of the region.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Huge Church of centuries past. Has a pretty private architecture, but very beautiful despite the time. Interesting to visit.
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Because of protection from overdevelopment by UNESCO, you won't find many high-rise, newly built hotels within Potosi's city limits. Instead, visitors can choose from a good selection of colonial-era buildings housing charming hotels and welcoming guesthouses. Generally speaking, look to the south end of the center for more budget-friendly options, with little guesthouses located on residential side streets. By contrast, the more spacious area surrounding the train station has the majority of the grander hotels, set on impressive boulevards and overlooking central plazas.
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