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. Use our Potosi itinerary planner to add San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple and other attractions to your Potosi vacation plans.
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  • It is not that the convent lacks history or architectural appeal. But if you have already gone to other sites like can know to repeated. The remarkable thing: it has a large number of paintings by the most famous potosino artist, Melchor Pérez de Holguín (tenebrism religious figure) climb to the vantage point allows us to appreciate the typical architecture and original from the 18th century on the roofs of the convent and has an excellent view of the old town and the rich Hill. The crypts have their charm for fans of the macabre. 20 Bs, it is a recommended visit
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  • Excellent this visit, which will be automatically guided (English possible) convent, cloister, Church, crypts and the ultimate ride on roofs (not too hard, just a little Physics) and ending on a roof the most beautiful effect on Potosi and around mirador (we can see the famous mines) 20Bs/pers
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  • Probably the most interesting church in Potosi to visit, as it's more than just a church of course. Tour guide was quite knowledgeable. Catacombs and access to rooftop were nice touches.