Potosi

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Potosi has had various accolades attached to it over the centuries; situated 4,070 meters above the sea level makes it the highest city in the world, in 1650 it was the most populated city in the world with more residents than London or Paris.  All of this was due to silver which has been excavated from its mines from as far back as 1623 and is still continuing today.

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TORRE DE LA COMPANIA

This Convent is located next to the Cerro Rico and Casa de la Moneda. It is a symbol of the brilliance of Potosi. It is the main religious monument from the XVIII century in Bolivia. Its construction was figured out as an Arch of Triumph composed by 5 openings, 32 columns and 3 domes. It is an ostensible religious structure

CERRO RICO

A visit to Potosi isn’t complete without a visit to one of the cooperative silver mines. It’s a shocking experience as the methods of working haven’t changed much since the colonial times. Tours starts with a visit to the miners’ market to buy gifts for the miners like coca leaves, cigarettes or dynamite

CITY TOUR

Santa Teresa Museum.  Built in 1761 it keeps a beautiful collection of pictures and religious objects. Its women owners make delicious marzipan sweets which are very popular among visitors. San Francisco Church.  This was the first church to be built in Potosí. In its internal part, you can find an excellent exhibition of colonial paintings.

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