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Three hours by road from Sucre, melancholy Potosí was once Latin America’s richest city.

View of Cerro Rico, PotosiToday it is a shadow of its former self and grand colonial houses stand crumbling, but the skyline is still dominated by the Cerro Rico (Rich Hill), whose silver brought great wealth for the Spanish at the cost of countless slave miners’ lives.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Potosí

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Potosí, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Places near Potosí

    Accommodation choices for Potosí

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Potosí. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

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      Hotel Coloso

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      Potosí is not blessed with great hotel options, but of the few that are on offer, the Hotel Coloso is the best, with a good location in the center of the city.