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Hotel Museum Cayara, Potosi

In the 16th century it was one of the most ‘industrialised’ places on Earth, fabled as a legendary silver town. Today it is a beautiful and fascinating World Heritage site and also the highest city in the world!

If you really want to glimpse the true nature of Bolivia’s industrial past – when silver drew adventurers of all types from across the world, make sure a stay at Museum Hotel Cayara just outside of Potosi is part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Bolivia.

You will stay – in homely comfort – in a hotel that’s actually a living museum in its own right. The hotel Museum Cayara lives up to its name by being a perfectly restored 16th century hacienda with a vividly painted traditional, tiled courtyard and, of course, a museum tracing the colonial history of the house and its surroundings.

Hotel Museum Cayara, at a glance

  • Beautifully restored hacienda just 22 km from Potosi, one of the highest city in the world
  • Just 14 guest accommodations including: two grand suites, two romantic honeymoon suites, six double rooms with private bathrooms, plus two double and two triple rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Breakfast and guided tour of the museum included
  • Acclaimed restaurant specialising in local delicacies

For leisure and pleasure

  • Involving museum full of religious artefacts, books and historical relics
  • Great Hall of Jack Aitken with Peruvian Conquistador armour, War of Independence muskets and sabres, cavalry pieces, pre-Columbian pottery
  • Serene gardens and walkways
  • Just five km from fantastic rock formations
  • Excursions to see buildings carved into cliff sides
  • Easy access to the colonial architecture, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and shops of Potosi
  • We have travelled with The Ultimate Travel Company six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. Given our obvious satisfaction with Ultimate, we had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was unfortunately cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble. When travel becomes viable again we would definitely rebook with them.

    DN, August 2020