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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 International in Potosí

4.060

Potosi's most au courant restaurant, 4.060 is popular with groups of travelers looking for a comfortable and familiar night out. This spacious contemporary cafe-bar has earned plenty of plaudits for its pizzas, burg…
Top Choice Cafe in Potosí

Café la Plata

The city's most sophisticated cafe by far, this handsome, high-ceilinged place is comfortable and chic in a restored sort of way, and a good place to hang out, especially at one of the window seats with views of the…
Spiritual in Potosí

Fiesta del Espíritu

Potosí’s most unusual event happens on the last three Saturdays of June and the first Saturday of August. It’s dedicated to Pachamama (Mother Earth), whom the miners regard as the mother of all bolivianos.
Museum in Potosí

Museo & Convento de Santa Teresa

The fascinating Santa Teresa Convent was founded in 1685 and is still home to a small community of Carmelite nuns who have restored the sizable building and converted part of it into a museum. The excellent guided t…
Museum in Potosí

Museo & Convento de San Francisco

This convent, founded in 1547 by Fray Gaspar de Valverde, is the oldest monastery in Bolivia. Owing to its inadequate size, it was demolished in 1707 and reconstructed over the following 19 years. The museum has a f…
Museum in Potosí

National Mint

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…
Cultural in Potosí

Fiesta de San Bartolomé (Chu’tillos)

This rollicking celebration takes place on the final weekend of August or the first weekend of September and is marked by processions, student exhibitions, traditional costumes and folk dancing from all over the con…
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…
Church in Potosí

La Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Jerusalén

This church is a little-known Potosí gem. Originally built as a humble chapel in honor of the Virgen de Candelaria, it was rebuilt more lavishly in the 18th century. There's a fine gilt baroque retablo (portable box…