Three hours by road from Sucre, melancholy Potosí was once Latin America’s richest city.
Today 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
- Sucre 49 miles away
- The Southern Altiplano 88 miles away
- Santa Cruz & The Jesuit Missions 209 miles away
- Sajama National Park 234 miles away
- La Paz 265 miles away
- Tiahuanaco 285 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Potosí
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