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A short stop

Tourists mostly stop at this town for a toilet break only. While I agree with other reviews that it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Unelma333
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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Uninspiring

Like many of the small towns in Bolivia this is uninspiring. It is just a small dusty town totally... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Sus1952
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tourists mostly stop at this town for a toilet break only. While I agree with other reviews that it is a dusty and not particularly beautiful place, I did like it to some extent as it felt like 'real Bolivia'. It's definitely worth taking a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Like many of the small towns in Bolivia this is uninspiring. It is just a small dusty town totally dependent on mining. The original town was completely destroyed because silver had been discovered under it. Only the original church was moved stone by stone and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 20 January 2018

An old church that was relocated stone by stone, when the villagers protested against breaking it down. While San Cristobal is an average dusty mining town, the church has real character. It makes for a nice stop to stretch your legs on a long drive.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank I-do-love-travelling
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

An unfriendly town where people in the market objected to photos being taken even when no people werd in thd photo. The onlh thing to see here is the church relocated stone by stone from the other side of the mountain whrn the town was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 2 July 2017

San Cristobal was the last stop of our 3-day tour of the salt flats, returning to Uyuni. The town is a mining town, which was re-located from another location by the mining company. There wasn't much to do in the town -- everyone in our...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank blueroo292
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

If you do a 3 days tour returning to Uyuni, this will be a last stop. The town is quite dead in the afternoon. There is not much to do here apart the church.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank MayLeetha
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Most everyone works in the mines during the day, so the town is very ghost town like. You can definitely get water and snacks for the rest of your trip.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MichelleWinsor
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This town was moved 13 km from his originally place because they find a great silver, zinc, lead mine which is exploted from Apex Silver since 2005. Each owner of a house become a new house there and the church was moved stone by stone...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Linda F
Reviewed 14 February 2015

In the middle of all deserts San Cristobal is very good organised and can be a perfect rest point if you want a rest on the way to Uyuni or Chili.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank DirkoSucre_Bolivia
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