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Cerro Rico, Potosi

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Historic Site
Receive an inside look into the world of miners as you tour through the active mine at Cerro Rico. The mine, built during the Spanish Empire in the New World, has been working for more than 500 years. Originally, so much silver came from the mountain that people began to say it was made of the metal. Now take a tour through the mine with a guide who can bring the everyday miners’ life to you in an exciting way. Make Cerro Rico part of your personalized Potosi itinerary using our Potosi vacation trip planner.
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  • This tour was incredible but also physically and emotionally exhausting. You are going through small tunnels where the air is not good and climbing up and down shaky ladders. By the time the tour ende...  more »
  • We wanted to do a tour with an agency operated by miners. Therefore we went to the office of Big Deal Tours. It was not the cheapest one but, we were not looking for the best price because we had hope...  more »
  • This is a working mine but you can visit here on a tour. I used Koala tours and I would recommend them as the staff were helpful with good English. The tour guide was a former worker in the mine so he...  more »
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  • Excellent service and very reasonable price. The rooms are very comfortable and the exact point of comfort heating
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  • I am very satisfied with the service they provide. One feels at home. If at some point return to Potosí. Surely I will go to stay at the HOSTAL CERRO RICO *
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  • Very good service, the couple who treats the hotel is attentive and gracious, rooms comfortable and clean, the hotel is quaint and highly recommended.
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  • Very good
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