Potosi in a day

Potosi in a day

Potosí is, like Sucre, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with an eminently colonial and mining character. Much of the silver brought to Europe in the past centuries comes from the emblematic hill, Sumaj Orqo or Cerro Rico, in whose skirt the city was founded. Potosí lies at 4,000 meters altitude, so for your convenience and good sleep, there is the possibility of visiting this very interesting city within a day and return to Sucre in the evening.

Main attractions of Potosí are the Casa de la Moneda and the mining area, both give you a very real experience of life in the largest silver deposit of the Spanish colony. Several aspects of colonial times are still valid today.

You can visit the mining market and a working colonial mine, where you can see how the miners are still extracting minerals with manual procedures. In the monumental Casa de la Moneda you can see the processes used for the minting of coins in different periods of history.

The trip can also include visits to churches and colonial convents, such as the Convent of Santa Teresa.

Prices: from Bs. 450 per group of 4 people.


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