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Address: Calle Tarija 47 | Corner of Nogales, Potosi, Bolivia
Phone Number: +591 2 6222539
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Architecture buffs will appreciate these two buildings: the convent for...

Architecture buffs will appreciate these two buildings: the convent for its outstanding example of 16th-century religious architecture and the church for its symbolic cupolas. A walk around the grounds reveals incredible catacombs and beautiful colonial art.

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Most interesting of the churches

Probably the most interesting church in Potosi to visit, as it's more than just a church of course. Tour guide was quite knowledgeable. Catacombs and access to rooftop were nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most interesting church in Potosi to visit, as it's more than just a church of course. Tour guide was quite knowledgeable. Catacombs and access to rooftop were nice touches.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I took the tour, mainly for the rooftop view and the crypts. Both were great, the rooftop view was the best of the four churches I toured in Potosi. It's worth the cost just for that. The guide was great -- Spanish only, but very easy to understand with just my basic Spanish.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have just the two of us on the tour with the guide. It's interesting. Short tour. The highlight is definitely going to the roof and seeing the view over potosi. Beautiful views all around. Tour was only 20 bolivianos and 40 minutes long.

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Jannali, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It was lovely to tour the convent but my Spanish was not up to the standard for understanding the commentary. Still, I liked what I saw and it was a great view from the rooftop. Unfortunately, the guide did not want to stick around for the 30 minutes it would have taken to get a sunset photo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I really recommend this place. Tickets cost around Bs. 30. I didn't get to see a lot of churches and can't compare it but this is a cool place in its own right. The saint in the main church area is believed to have hair that grows. The big attraction for me is the crypt area. This place is so... More 

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Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We did a tour of the convent. We visited the catacombs, the church and the top of the convent. The view from the top alone is worth doing the tour. Some of the paintings in the convent were also brilliant!

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Thank ManishSydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This place not to be missed, the truth is that the interior of the church is not so relevant (except for the very good colonial paintings) as the visit to the convent and the climb to the bell tower and the roof of the church, where you will find very good views. All tours are guided, so you have to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Wonderful tour (but you have to speak Spanish to understand it) and the views from the roof are really dramatic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We took the guided tour. The first part focused on the painting and was a bit boring. Yet the visit of the catacombs but mostly the view from the roof of the church makes it a must see in Potosi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We were recommended to tour this church ahead of the cathedral and it proved a great choice. You take a guided tour and photos are again an extra fee. Whilst the interior of the church with its high ceilings and catacombs replete with skulls are worth seeing, the view from the roof is superb. Panoramic views over the city to... More 

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