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 builder site to arrange your visit to Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi and other attractions in Potosi.
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  • A tour throughout its interior. Amazing all the decoration. Its beautiful stained glass windows. Its ancient unbeatable body. The ascent to one of the towers is unbeatable.
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  • Must do! Climb the tower and look at the surrounding views.Very nice. Good photo spot from the Cerro.  more »
  • A nice tour, accompanied by a charming guide who was speaking in English. Pretty architecture. Among the things to see, a confessional folding. Coffins of personality (former presidents of the Bolivia)... and above all a great view of the city: you go up in the Bell Tower and we got a great view of the city, the Cerco Rico...
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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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