Casa Nacional de la Moneda, Potosi

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An important historical site that offers a fascinating introduction into the country's economic development, Casa Nacional de la Moneda opened in 1574 and quickly became synonymous with Spanish colonial wealth. Tour the museum to learn about the area's mining and minting history, the short and brutal lives of the miners, and the luxury and lavishness enjoyed by financiers, prospectors, and other members of the colonial upper class. Put Casa Nacional de la Moneda into our Potosi trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Potosi.
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Where to stay in Potosi

Because of protection from overdevelopment by UNESCO, you won't find many high-rise, newly built hotels within Potosi's city limits. Instead, visitors can choose from a good selection of colonial-era buildings housing charming hotels and welcoming guesthouses. Generally speaking, look to the south end of the center for more budget-friendly options, with little guesthouses located on residential side streets. By contrast, the more spacious area surrounding the train station has the majority of the grander hotels, set on impressive boulevards and overlooking central plazas.
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  • Who would have thought visiting a mint would be good. Lots of interesting facts and a great guide that was very animated in his delivery!  more »
  • Went there on a Tuesday because on Mondays it's closed. Entry fee includes a guide, it seems not possible to visit the musuem by yourself. Enteance is 40bob pp plus 20bob if you want to take photos. T...  more »
  • We were showed around my an English speaking guide. Its amazing what had happened in this place over time.. if your in the area set aside a good 2 hours for this tour..  more »
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  • Very interesting museum. The guided tour is very useful to understand the story of the Bolivian money story. Nice rooms and well staged scenes.
  • Great museum, very interesting. Good English tour. High admission price though.
  • One of the best preserved antique mints in the world. Amazing to be able to see the transition from horse and cart to steam and eventually electricity. Also had an extensive coin collection on display during my visit. Well worth a look!
  • Very interesting stories. Good English guided tour
  • High class museum with an extrordinary collection of potosi history. A must see.