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Casa Nacional de la Moneda, Potosi
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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Interesantísima visita. Lo mejor de Potosi, junto con la visita a las minas de Cerro Rico. La guía nos contó cosas interesantísimas acerca de la historia del edificio y de la ciudad. El museo está muy... read more »Very interesting visit. The best of Potosi, along with the visit to the mines of Cerro Rico. The guide told us interesting things about the history of the building and the city. The Museum is very well-equipped, with very good exhibitions. An essential Potosi.show original
En Potosí, es una de las visitas "obligadas". Hay que tener en cuenta que sólo se puede visitar con guía, en turnos bien establecidos en el día. Es decir, el recorrido es junto a decenas de turistas q... read more »In Potosí, is one of the "must-see". It must be borne in mind that it can only be visited with a guide, well-established on the day shift. I.e., the tour is along with dozens of tourists who are interested in pose and take pictures than in learning about the history of the place. They are almost two hours and only the first rooms are impressive, those are where the machinery used in the colony to mint coins. Very little time to APPRECIATE the numismatic collection. Outside of that, silverware, pinacoteca and mineral room well may be encountered in other museums.show original
Great museum which provides tours for about bob 40. In either english or spanish. Amazing architecture of the building is great to see. - We did an english tour with a very passionate and knowledgable... read more »
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!
Must see. There is still plenty left of the old mint. The silver was from the rich mount of Potosí.
One of the most interesting museum I've seen! The guides tour was great, the location is fantastic and the history of mint in Potosi is fascinating. There are also quite a few old machines which were used in the production of coins.
We found the visit to the Moneda extremely interesting, and had the opportunity of going around the well restored builing as we lived in both Paraguay and Bolivia for four years. A visit not to be missed when visiting Potosi....but look out for the ladrons!
Definitely a must visit place!!
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