Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Potosí

Casa Nacional de la Moneda

The National Mint is Potosí’s star attraction and one of South America’s finest museums. Potosí’s first mint was constructed on the present site of the Casa de Justicia in 1572 under orders from the Viceroy of Toled…
Top Choice Museum in La Paz

Calle Jaén Museums

These four small museums are clustered together along La Paz’ finest colonial street, and can generally be bundled into one visit. Buy tickets at the Museo Costumbrista.Also known as Museo del Oro (Gold Museum), the…
Top Choice Church in Copacabana

Cathedral

The sparkling white mudéjar (Moorish–style) cathedral, with its domes and colorful azulejos (blue Portuguese-style ceramic tiles), dominates the town. Baptisms take place every Saturday at 4pm; check the noticeboard…
Top Choice Museum in Sucre

Casa de la Libertad

For a dose of Bolivian history, it’s hard to beat this museum where the Bolivian declaration of independence was signed on August 6, 1825. It has been designated a national memorial and is considered the birthplace …
Top Choice Palace in Cochabamba

Palacio Portales

Nothing symbolizes Bolivia's gilded mineral age like tin baron Simón Patiño's European-style Palacio Portales. Though he never actually inhabited this opulent mansion completed in 1927, it was stocked with some of t…
Top Choice Museum in Sucre

Museo de Arte Indígena

This superb museum of indigenous arts is a must for anyone interested in the indigenous groups of the Sucre area, focusing particularly on the woven textiles of the Jal'qa and Candelaria (Tarabuco) cultures. It’s a …
Top Choice Gallery in La Paz

Fundación Solón

This building was once home to Walter Solón Romero, one of the nation's most important and politically active artists. Known for his elaborate murals and fascination with Don Quijote, Solón paid the ultimate price w…
Top Choice Church in Curahuara de Carangas

Sistine Chapel of the Altiplano

This lovely adobe-and-thatch church contains a wealth of lovely naive 17th-century frescoes depicting typical mestizo-style themes such as the three kings visiting Jesus on a llama train. There are plenty of Biblica…
Top Choice Museum in Trinidad

Kenneth Lee Ethno-Archaeological Museum

Named for the gringo querido del Beni, the beloved white man of the Amazon, this museum north of the center is considered the city's top cultural attraction. It exhibits artefacts from the Trinidad region, including…
Ruins in Samaipata

El Fuerte

The mystical site of El Fuerte exudes such pulling power that visitors from all over the world flock to Samaipata just to climb the hill and see the remains of this pre-Inca site. Designated in 1998 as a Unesco Worl…