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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  • There's not much to see Potosi, besides old buildings, very beautiful and well preserved. Casa de La Moneda is so worth touring every corner of the place. Hint: it has free internet
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  • I arrived in Potosi a to be told that the Casa de la Moneda was THE thing to do in town other than the mines. To be fair, it is a really interesting tour, a long one too, that shows how the silver fro...  more »
  • one of the main attractions of this mountainous city in colonial style. the famous Mint in Bolivia, where he minted coins for the whole Viceroyalty of Peru, only there are unique machine that no longer exist anywhere in the world. Here you can familiarize with all stages of minting coins and working conditions.
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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.