Museum in Uyuni

Museo Arqueología y Antropológico de los Andes Meridionales

A small museum featuring mummies, long skulls, fossils, ceramics and textiles. There are Spanish descriptions of the practices of cranial deformation.
Mine in Uyuni


At this virtual ghost town, brilliantly colored rocks rise beside the road and a mineral-rich stream reveals streaks of blue, yellow, red and green. The silver mines north of the village finally closed in 1959, and …
Historic Site in Uyuni

Cementerio de Trenes

The only real attraction in Uyuni itself, the Cementerio de Trenes is a rusty collection of historic steam locomotives and rail cars dating back to the 19th century, when there was a rail-car factory in Uyuni. Today…
Desert in Uyuni


Right on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni, Colchani is home to the salt cooperative, the easiest point to access the great salt flat, and the place to go if you just want a glimpse of it without going on a tour. Right…
Monument in Uyuni

Monumento a Los Héroes del Chaco

Monument dedicated to the fallen in the brutal Chaco War.
Monument in Uyuni

Workers' Monument

Local landmark in homage to the common man.
Church in Uyuni


A church near Mercado Antofagasta.
Landmark in Uyuni

Stranded Locomotive

A rusty old carriage.
Landmark in Uyuni

Clock Tower