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Sucre & Potosí

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WELCOME TO SUCRE & POTOSI

Two of the most important cities in Bolivia’s past, the colonial towns of Potosí and Sucre are closely tied in history.

Established in the 1500s, at the time of the discovery of plentiful silver deposits, the settlement and mines of Potosí were possibly the richest in all of history and the city remains an important centre of culture.

During and even following the colonial times, the city of Potosí evolved into an important metropolis, with a larger population than that of Paris or London. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Potosí is home to the Casa de la Moneda (National Mint), and has also preserved several cooperative mines, giving visitors a better understanding of the city’s historical significance, as well as the mining process and the lives of miners themselves.

The royal and wealthy Spanish families who came to Bolivia to mine silver settled in Sucre, seeking refuge from the absurdly high altitude of Potosi. One of the most beautiful cities in Bolivia, it is characterised by its colonial architecture, white stucco buildings, green parks and cafe-lined streets.

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Discover the history of these two historical cities while staying in our hand-picked hotels and enjoying the rich culture this part of Bolivia has to offer.

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