This classic sight remains Potosí's biggest draw, although the compulsory two-hour guided tour is rather dry. Still, for an appreciation of its halcyon days as centre of the silver trade, this remains the essential visit. Entrance 20Bs Open Tuesday—Saturday; 09:00—12:00 and 14:30—18:30, Sunday; 09:00— 12:00
Calle Bolivar #54 Tel. 622 73 10
MUSEO Y CONVENTO DE SANTA TERESA
Calle Santa Teresa #15 Tel. 622 38 47 Founded by Carmelite nuns, the compulsory two-hour guided tour offers an insight into the brutality of medieval life. Entrance 21Bs Open daily 09:00—12:00 and 15:00—18:00
MUSEO Y CONVENTO SAN FRANCISCO
Calle Tarija / Nogales Tel. 622 25 39 Bolivia’s oldest church has a collection of religious artworks. A 45-minute guided tour 15Bs Open Monday—Friday; 09:00—11:00 and 14:30—17:00, Saturday; 09:00- 12:00
MUSEO DEL INGENIO SAN MARCOS
Calle Betazanos / La Paz Tel. 622 27 81
La Paz will seem tropical after you've visited this oxygen starved city!
34 churches; 9 for the Spanish and 25 for the indigenous people - see if you can guess which were for whom!
Little colonial architectural wonders round every corner.