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San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Potosi
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely tour of the church-which was once the oldest in Bolivia but was destroyed by a flood and rebuilt in the 1700's. The attached convent is the oldest in Bolivia however.

Views from the roof were fantastic and the guide was wonderful. There are tours at 9.00 and 11.00 and then a couple in the afternoon.

We did a mini tour of the roof, church, patio and catacombs which took around an hour.

I have a bit of vertigo but was ok on the roof-lots of handrails, just remember to go slowly if you're not acclimatized to the altitude-climbing 30 storeys at 4000m can be a bit of a challenge!

Would really recommend & only 15Bs per person (£1.30 each).

Thank Niki H
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The museum itself was closed, but we were able to visit the roof (we had to pay the whole ticket) and this is a must do in Potosí. A guide goes with you and it is just spectacular. Good views. Recommended. Opening hours are written next to the entrance, but do not correspond with the real times of opening. If it is closed, try it again at a later time untill you are lucky.

Thank liesenluc
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The guide told us it was half closed but she could take us to the roof. It was our best visit in such a place in Bolivia. The guide (that I missed her name) made all the difference, adding her Potosiana information when was possible and this make all the difference understanding the place and its context overall. We enjoyed to talk not only about Convento, but Potosi and Bolivia as well. The views up there were stunning and well worth the visit.

Thank Aroeira A
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Visit helps to understand the life of priest in the colonial period. You can take pictures almost everywhere on the site, which is quite different from most attractions. From the roof of the Temple you can take great pictures !

Thank CarolleT
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Be sure to look at the faces of the angels carved around the front doors.Local artisans put in the Bolivian faces.

Thank justmaybe
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