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Potosí City Tour

The Program Includes : Private transport – Specialized Guide Bilingual – Tickets for the Mint House Museum (Casa de Moneda)

3 Consecutive certifications of excellence 2015, 2016, 2017 by Tripadvisor

3 Consecutive certifications of excellence 2015, 2016, 2017 by Tripadvisor

Potosí,greatest of century XVI, it discovers the great colonial architectonic inheritance of Potosí, the highest city of the world, that was greater than London or Paris.

Streets paved with stones, balconies carved in fine wood, the main entrances of the mansions are the shields of the families worked in granite, the churches and temples worked by native the Example: Church of San Lorenzo, of Racially mixed Baroque style probably is one of the best sites for the photography in Bolivia, the altarpieces of the altars are forged in gold, make of Potosí a city museum, wonder that offers different attractive tourist.

It visits the Convent of San Francisco, that was based on 1547 by Gaspar of Valverde, haciendosé the oldest monastery of Bolivia. The museum has works of typical religious art and includes several paintings of the School Potosina Indigena. A remarkable picture is of Antonio Lopez de Quiroga of the century XVII that generously donated gold and silver for the construction of the church. In the superior part of the Church it presents a viewpoint of the city.

It visits the Artisan Market, where we will by hand appreciate weaves of the 16 provinces of the Department of Potosí, like weaves of the North of Potosí, regional weaves of Calcha, manual arts, antiques, pottery, gold and the manual art of silver and typical musical instruments.

Museum Convent of Santa Teresa, is of a single ship, cover with even wood armors and knuckle, the space this divide in 2 parts by a triumph arc that marks the greater chapel. The decoration of the aprons harneruelo of the cover is painted. The facade this composing by cover and one espadaña. The Cover has arc of average point flanked by 2 columns of the capital corintio, woods masked, on the cover 3 ornacinas between dóricas pilasters. The astial rises forming espain decorated with salomónicas columns. Constructed on 1685, Josefa was founded by a group of nuns at the top of the mother de Jesus and Maria. Its cover worked in stone next to the Church is the convent that has a museum of beautiful pictures of religious character, asi like the objects used in claustro. The nuns who are in this retirement, elaborate delicious candies of masapán, famous from the Colony.

Arc of Cobija, that Serbian to divide the Spanish zone of the indigena. One is made up in a simple scheme of free Salomónicas Columns on which an arc of average point rests that marked the beginning of caminio towards the coast of the pacifico, today constitutes like a viewpoint to the Mining Talent Dolores, the mining campings and the Great Rich Hill.

San Lorenzo Church , structure of adove, covered with pair and knuckle, cover style baroque-mestizo of great decorative wealth, plants of a single ship, cupola in the cruise, choir in form of Or with railing, applied balustrades to sharp by long and simple dogs of century XVIII, carved wrought stone facade, blanket under an arc between 2 towers. Although it is not known the author who so interesting project and beautiful cover, documentarily knows that Indian stonecutters worked. Its ornamental wealth and the finished one of the stone stature that is all a delicate filigree, with numerous symbols, that go from the stars, to “the inidiatidas” called sirens and cariátedes, is cause of general admiration, having itself reached the conclusion on the part of scholars, that this cover is the culmination of the racially mixed style, and therefore the singular monument of the Virreynal architecture.

House of Antonio Lopez de Quiroga, belonged to the union of the azogueros, the richest miner of the colonial time, in the 40 years as miner obtained more than 70 million American dollars to his equivalence of today, field master, its mansion located in a corner of the Seat of rejoicing today school “Modesto Omiste Tinajeros”, presents a cover carved in stone with sober design, of two bodies, scenery with cuadrifolias, threshold, in the second body the familiar shield and within the ornacina a Cross, everything of stone of baroque style.

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