Casa Nacional de la Moneda, Potosi
(4.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You can only visit this place with a tour guide. Our guide spoke English, but not very well. We all had a hard time understanding him. Second: we started the tour at the end.. so we first saw the coin...  more »
  • Very good museum, it was a pitty that the guide seemed in a rush (indeed, there are many people, many groups, different languages..), and sometimes the explanations were a bit shallow. Otherwise, very...  more »
  • Very very interesting place. You can find out a lot about history of Potosi. Price was 40b. The guide was English speaking. The place itself is very interesting, however the guide was rushing people t...  more »
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  • 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 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 history on currency and the historical importance of Potosi
  • 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.
  • Must see. There is still plenty left of the old mint. The silver was from the rich mount of Potosí.