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Cathedral Metropolitana, Cathedral Museum and Capilla de la Virgin de Guadalupe

127271The building of this Sucre landmark began in 1551 but was not finally completed until 1712. It was built in a Renaissance style with Baroque and Neoclassical additions made over the years. There’s ...
Historical Building
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

The Churches of Sucre

127282Sucre has scores of churches and religious buildings dating back to colonial times. Many of these still maintain their original features and have unique histories. Most of the churches are in regular ...
Historical Building
Sucre, Bolivia

Templo y Convento de San Felipe Neri

127291The Neoclassical temple and convent of San Felipe Neri was founded by monks in the late 18th century and was built by slaves using stones from the local hills. The San Felipe monks were forced out of ...
Historical Building
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Basílica de San Francisco

127462This 16th century church houses the ‘Liberty Bell’ in one of its towers. The bell was used to rally the population to join the independence movement in 1809, believed to be the first thrust for ...
Historical Building
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Casa de la Libertad

127465It was here, on the 6th of August 1925, that Bolivia’s independence act was signed. At the time the Casa de Libertad was being used as a Jesuit chapel and was part of the San Francisco Xavier ...
Museum
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Nuestra Señora de la Merced

127470Nuestra Señora de la Merced has an impressive Baroque style interior, including a beautiful carved cedar wood alter covered in gold leaf, and smaller alters along the sides. There’s also some ...
Historical Building
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Mine Tours

124596 Potosí’s star attraction is the Cerro Rico Mountain, which is the town’s lifeblood and has been mined for more than 500 years. There are about 5,000 mine entrances and tunnels. Each of the ...
Other Activity
Potosí, Bolivia

Monasterio y Templo de Santa Clara and Museo

127274This working monastery was founded in the 17th century and took 18 years to build. The temple houses two large rooms containing 17th- and 18th-century artwork and religious pieces, which you will be ...
Historical Building
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Museo Arqueológico

The Museo Arqueológico, run in conjunction with the San Simon University, displays a wide-range of artefacts from different Bolivian cultures, including Tiahuanaco, Yampara, Sauce and Mojacoya. ...
Museum
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Palacio Portales

The former home of tin baron Simón Patiño (although he never actually lived here), who was once the fourth richest man in the world. The two-floor French Renaissance style palace was built using ...
Historical Building
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Convento-Museo Santa Teresa

This impressive religious complex contains two 18th century churches – one that was built inside the other - and a maze of rooms, corridors and patios. The Convento Santa Teresa (Calle Baptista and ...
Historical Building
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Museums in the Central Highlands

Casa de la Libertad

127465It was here, on the 6th of August 1925, that Bolivia’s independence act was signed. At the time the Casa de Libertad was being used as a Jesuit chapel and was part of the San Francisco Xavier ...
Museum
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Museos Universitarios Charcas

The two Charcas university museums are housed in a 17th-century building, which was the former home of one of Sucre’s prominent families. The Museo Colonial: Arte Virreninal displays a collection ...
Museum
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Casa Nacional de Moneda

While in Potosí it is unlikely you will miss the Casa Nacional de Moneda. The building itself is massive, taking up a whole city block, and the walls are thick enough to allow the building to serve ...
Museum
Potosí, Bolivia

Museo Arqueológico

The Museo Arqueológico, run in conjunction with the San Simon University, displays a wide-range of artefacts from different Bolivian cultures, including Tiahuanaco, Yampara, Sauce and Mojacoya. ...
Museum
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Museo de Pachamama Wasi

The Pachamama Wasi Museum, or house of stones, displays hundreds of pre-historic rocks that have been collected from Torotoro National Park. The small museum is housed in the home of David Gonzáles, ...
Museum
Parque Nacional Torotoro, Around Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Museo Nacional De Etnografía Y Folklore – Musef

The Museo Nacional de Etnografía is a great little museum that has exhibitions displaying Bolivia’s folkloric and ethnic diversity. In the room on the ground floor, you’ll find an impressive ...
Museum
Sucre, Bolivia

Templo y Convento de La Recoleta y Museo

The construction of the convent of Santa Ana de Recoleta began in 1600. It was built as a resting place for the Franciscan monks and was extended several times before it was abandoned in 1826. When ...
Museum
Sucre, Bolivia

Museo Dr. Alfredo Gutiérrez Valenzuela

This historical building on the main plaza started life as a bank, then a family home. It’s now a university museum displaying antiques collected by a Dr. Alfredo Gutiérrez Valenzuela, a Sucre ...
Museum
Sucre, Bolivia

Central Highlands Hotels

La Posada Hostal

Housed in a restored colonial house, La Posada offers rooms with all the modern comforts that you will need, but which still manage to retain a rustic charm. The bathrooms are big, with good showers, ...
Hotel
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Hotel Real Audiencia

Hotel Real Audiencia feels like a resort hotel in the middle of the city. There are some massive rooms here with lots of furniture and big beds. Some of the quarters have been neglected in the ...
Hotel
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Hotel Kolping

Hotel Kolping offers 27 rooms set around green landscaped gardens with great views of the surrounding area. The rooms are bright and inviting and most have windows overlooking the city. Hotel Kolping ...
Hotel
Sucre, Bolivia

Hotel Aranjuez

136455The beautiful Hotel Aranjuez offers 30 rooms over two meticulously decorated floors, in this restyled colonial building. The intention to detail here is impressive – wood paneled walls and royal ...
Hotel
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Hotel Independencia

The Independencia can be found half a block from Plaza 25 de Mayo in an interesting historical building. They offer 31 rooms and four suites around sunny patio areas. The quarters come with a comfy ...
Hotel
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Albergue San Marcos

Clean, budget rooms are what are on offer at Albergue San Marcos. Beds cost from $5 per person with shared bathroom in this friendly family-run hostel. Some quarters are nicer than others so be ...
Hotel
Sucre, Bolivia

Florida Hostal

Florida Hostal offer good value rooms around a sunny courtyard. All the rooms are well furnished with closet, table, chair and telephone and a decent bed. The rooms with private bathroom also have ...
Hotel
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Hostal Elisa

Just around the corner from the bus terminal, the popular Hostal Elisa has singles and doubles with or without private bathroom. There’s a large, tranquil patio area where you can sit and relax and ...
Hotel
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Alojamiento Cochabamba

This is a super budget option conveniently situated between the city center and the bus station with singles, doubles and triples over two floors. The rooms are small and basic, with random pieces of ...
Hotel
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Residencial Cristo de la Concordia

Part of the BH&H Backpackers network, Residencial Cristo de la Concordia has rooms with private bathrooms around a courtyard. The three floors of rooms are a little musty, but are decent for the ...
Hotel
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Gran Hotel Cochabamba

The luxury Gran Hotel Cochabamba mixes old with new at this large, elegant hotel in the Recoleta area of the city. The 40 rooms are set around a large garden patio with a grand gazebo at its centre ...
Hotel
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Try a Central Highlands Tour

Andes Salt Expeditions

Andes Salt Expeditions has excellent guides who speak both English and Spanish.The company offers various tours that includes visits to cooperative mines, city tours and hikes around the Lagunas del ...
Tour Operator
Potosí, Bolivia

Bolivia Cultura

Bolivia Cultura is a friendly Cochabamba based agency who has a wealth of information about Bolivia. In and around Cochabamba they offer half-day city tours, a variety of day trips to Parque Nacional ...
Tour Operator
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Fremen Tours

Fremen tours offer a great selection of one to four day tours to attractions around Cochabamba, including trips to the ruins at Incallajta, tours around the Cochabamba valleys visiting local ...
Tour Operator
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Ranabol

A Cochabamba based tour agency that specializes in adventure tourism in the near-by Chapare region, and trips to Torotoro National Park. They’re one of the biggest rafting/kayaking companies in the ...
Tour Operator
Cochabamba, Bolivia

4x4 Tours

If you don’t want to trek, or want to combine trekking with 4x4 tours, there is a wealth of options available. A popular 4x4 trip from Chaunaca is to the community of Potolo, where you can see the ...
Hiking, Tour Operator
Cordillera de los Frailes, Bolivia

Ximenita Tours

This friendly little travel agency offers paragliding, horseback riding, mountain-biking, quad-biking and off-road motor biking as well as a number of hiking options, including day trips to visit ...
Tour Operator
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Teresita's Tours

Teresita’s is a large, professional agency which has been operating for over 25 years. In and around Sucre they offer half and full day city tours, half-day trekking in Yotala, day trips trekking ...
Tour Operator
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

Hilgado Tours

Hilgado Tours offers high-end trips to a variety of destinations in and around Potosí. This company has been recommended for their personal approach and attention to customer service. Take a tour to ...
Tour Operator
Potosí, Bolivia

Koala Tours

This well-known agency offers good-value tours and is popular with backpackers and younger travelers. Four-hour mine tours leave every day at 9 a.m., which include visits to the miners’ market and ...
Tour Operator
Potosí, Bolivia

TA Bolivia Specialist

This Sucre based travel agency, run by Dutch ex-pat El Dirko, offer tours and travel advice for the whole of Bolivia. They can organize tailor-made tours and are experts in taking you to rarely ...
Tour Operator
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia
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