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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  • Can someone explain me why a non Bolivian should pay 40Bs when à Bolivian pays 10Bs. Yes you can do the conversion and realise that it still quite cheap but paying 4 times more than normal NO thank yo...  more »
  • The House is a museum that no visitor to Potosi to be missed, is so great that only visits a part, the guides without excellent although the two hours that the tour is long for children who sometimes end up bored, you should have a good coffee shop a better place for the sale of souvenirs and more variety, but in general it is spectacular
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  • Must do! This museum is very important in history and very impressive. Good English speaking guide. Tour is almost 3 hours and you will see history of silver qoins and spaninsh dramatics.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Great experience. Excellent guide, and a must do place.
  • The museum is well organised and the ticket comes with a guide.
  • Very interesting museum. The guided tour is very useful to understand the story of the Bolivian money story. Nice rooms and well staged scenes.

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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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