Bell Tower


Visit the bell tower of Potosí's central cathedral for nice views of the city. The side entrance is hard to spot.

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1. 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…

2. Portón Mestizo

0.04 MILES

On Calle Junín, between Matos and Bolívar, this especially lovely and elaborate doorway, flanked by twisted columns, once graced the home of the Marqués…

3. Casa Nacional de la Moneda

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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…

4. El Cabildo

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City Hall is housed in an elaborately designed colonial-era building with an ornately carved portal occupying the western side of Plaza 10 de Noviembre.

5. Iglesia de la Merced


Constructed between 1555 and 1687, the restored Iglesia de la Merced has a carved pulpit, a gorgeous wooden ceiling and a beautiful 18th-century silver…

6. Torre de la Compañía de Jesús

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The ornate and beautiful bell tower, on what remains of the former Jesuit church, was completed in 1707 after the collapse of the original church. Both…

7. Pasaje de Siete Vueltas

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This passageway, an extension of Calle Ingavi, east of Junín, wends around a series of angular turns, displaying some interesting architectural quirks…

8. Casa de las Tres Portadas

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An architecturally notable home that once housed lay sisters of the Franciscan order. It has three separate and widely spaced doorways with finely…