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Architecture in Potosí

La Catedral

Construction of La Catedral was initiated in 1564 and finally completed around 1600. The original building lasted until the early 19th century, when it mostly collapsed. Most of what is now visible is the neoclassic…
Architecture in Potosí

Calle Quijarro

North of the Iglesia de San Agustín, Calle Quijarro narrows as it winds between a wealth of colonial buildings, many with doorways graced by old family crests. It’s thought that the bends in this street were an inte…
Architecture in Potosí

Portón Mestizo

On Calle Junín, between Matos and Bolívar, this especially lovely and elaborate doorway, flanked by twisted columns, once graced the home of the Marqués de Otavi, but now ushers patrons into the Banco Nacional.
Architecture in Potosí

Iglesia de San Bernardo

The former church and convent of Iglesia de San Bernardo is most notable for its spectacular facade of un-dressed boulders. The cavernous interior now houses a Spanish-sponsored school of art restoration.
Architecture in Potosí

Pasaje de Siete Vueltas

This passageway, an extension of Calle Ingavi, east of Junín, wends around a series of angular turns, displaying some interesting architectural quirks along the way.
Architecture in Potosí

Esquina de las Cuatro Portadas

This intersection, at the corner of Quijarro and Modesto Omiste, has been dubbed the Esquina de las Cuatro Portadas because of its four colonial doorways.