The beautiful ‘white city’ of Sucre is Bolivia’s legal capital, a thriving university town with stunning architecture and fine museums and buildings. A long dusty road takes you to Potosí, at 4,090m the highest city in the world and a living reminder of the tragic legacy of the Cerro Rico mine. Once the jewel of the Spanish conquest, helping to fund Europe’s industrial revolution, Potosí is now a fascinating shell of cobbled streets, colonial architecture and countless churches.
Our preferred accommodation
City hotel - SucreSimple hotel but full of character. Wonderful courtyards and large rooftop terrace for fantastic views of the city.
- City hotel - PotosiA colonial style hotel in the historic centre of the town with good views of the Cerro Rico mine as well as the Convent and church of San Francisco.
City hotel - SucreA small boutique hotel just a short walk from Sucre's main square, in an old colonial house that has been beautifully restored with a mix of indigenous and Spanish architecture.