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. Arrange your visit to Casa Nacional de la Moneda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Potosi using our Potosi trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • A must see upon visiting Potosí. Very interesting history. The guides unfortunately rushed us through the rooms. No time for just looking around ...  more »
  • We did a tour that did not add much. The House is modest. We love the House, but we don't think it's worth (not the 40 bolivianos entry).
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  • This tour explained everything from the mining to the refining to the minting of silver coinage that went on to bolster the Spanish empire. Displays of coins, mannequins at work, even religious painti...  more »
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  • Excellent attraction in Potosi. The museum guides have great knowledge. They try to give as much information as possible about Bolivia Mint and its importance in Bolivia's history to the visitors. Downsides: If you want to take photos or record any videos with your camera, be prepared to buy another ticket just to take photos or record inside the rooms of the museum. Also, it was SO frustrating the amount of time they made us wait to start the guided visit... around 40 minutes. The reason, the personnel said, was that there weren't enough guides available at that moment.
  • I'd give the place itself 4 stars but the English tour a 2 stars, so average a 3. Tour was rushed (tour guide didn't wait for all visitors to catch up before she started speaking) and only half the advertised time. Apparently the Spanish tour is better.
  • Enjoyable experience. The museum is well laid out and set in a colonial atmosphere. Suitable for adults and kids. Makes it more fun if you go with a guide
  • It is a must place to visit in Potosi if you want to understand the history of Potosi and the Cerro Rico. The ticket includes a guide tour and the explanation are enough to understand why Potosi was an important place for the Spanish empire.
  • Incredibly interesting, the tours are well explained and they not only say about the history of the coins and currency, etc, but say about the history of the city of Potosí, as well as some religious facts that are really interesting. If you are going to visit Potosí, this is a must.

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