San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple, Potosi

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Visit San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple, Bolivia's oldest religious complex. Originally constructed in 1547, it was demolished due to its inadequate size and then rebuilt in 1707. The church features two towers and an outdoor temple. Step inside to see the interior full of Baroque ornamentation, and look for the image of Christ of Vera Cruz, dating from 1550. Climb to the top of the church towers or up to the convent roof for panoramic views over the city and the nearby mountain. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple and many more Potosi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Potosi trip app .
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  • San Francisco of Potosi is one of the many existing churches in Potosi. From the rest of its beautiful roof, chiripichnaja differs in that, for a small fee, you can climb. The Church is situated in the city centre and the roof offers a panoramic view of the whole city and, of course, to "Silver".
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  • Very short visit. The real interest is to be able to ride on the roofs and have a nice view of the city.
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  • Enter bother you a bit indicating a sheet pasted on the wall that the entry costs "x" and tell you that the leaf is old, that the cost is when you go to pay "and". REMOVE IT THEN. Happened, the place is impressive and the 40-minute visit is very didactic, the postal end from the top of the convent is magical.
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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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