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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  • Breathes history in every corner, in every object! It was amazing to be there. excellent guide on your lavor tell us. Although attendees live a situation very uncomfortable it! most were adults, but also had some children. touring the yards at the end of the visit, one of the guys is you fancy Pee and as good child responded to your need and made in the courtyard, things happen. It was a small and really why I not call the attention of no one, but the Guide did a scandal with the parents of the child! also in any concurrency, to call the guards and scolding the parents of the child as if they were their children, rather than me thought it was out of place and dull your excellent work! I understand that it is a place that must be looked after, but should contemplate situations and be more tolerant! but when there are children of by means
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  • We went with many expectations and the fact that the visit is not too interesting. The most notable is the building is beautiful. The tour itself is not highly recommended. In addition we thought it was a little expensive.
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  • I really enjoyed the museum, and a free tour in your language (at least Spanish, English, or French - possibly others) is included with the entrance. The price is a little expensive (40 Bs. for foreig...  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.