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Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi

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Address: Ayachucho at Plaza 10 de Noviembre, Potosi, Bolivia

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Great views, average church

The views from the belltower are fantastic, you can see the whole city and the cerro rico. This alone is worth the visit. The church itself is fairly modern and unremarkable, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful and very old cathedral that goes back and transports you to the times of the conquest and Spanish colony, 500 years ago. It was recently refurbished and it is in excellent condition. Worth to visit.

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Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral was one of the nicest on our trip through Peru and Bolivia. We espacially enjoyed theama zing view of the city on the bell tower.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The views from the belltower are fantastic, you can see the whole city and the cerro rico. This alone is worth the visit. The church itself is fairly modern and unremarkable, but worth a look.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The inside of the cathedral is quite uninteresting. It's a rather modern cathedral, blue and pink makes it a bit tacky. The view from the roof is great though!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Very old and in fine state of preservation/upkeep. Religion was part of all early Spanish interests.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

After taking a few photos we went around the back of the Catedral and paid 30 bs for a tour. The inside of the Catedral is amazing, but the highlight was definitely climbing the bell tower for the views! Be careful because climbing those stairs at that altitude was tough! I would definitely recommend spending the time and money to... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, the cathedral is nice from the inside, and the bell tower offers amazing views over the city and Cerro Rico

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Courbevoie, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

If the entry is hidden behind the cathedral, for 20bs, you get a private tour of the cathedral. Private, because it is closed to the public 99% of the week (only open for mess on Sunday between 9-10h). The cathedral is beautiful, and you will be able to climb on top, to see the ringbells and have the best point... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Nice church but not that old considering the age of the town. It was very hard to get in because the man that had the keys just didn't show up and we had to look for him everywhere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Having discovered that several of Potosí's churches were closed to the public one particular day, we were more prepared to pay the 20 BOB fee to access the cathedral and see some colonial-era religious architecture. What we didn't bargain on was a fun and educational Spanish lesson from the friendly guide, Alfredo (not exactly sure of his name). Our very... More 

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