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Cerro Rico, Potosi
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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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  • Cerro de Potosí is as a hive or a mound, it is crossed by the roads dug by miners. A guided tour that allows you to learn more of the activity and the experiences of the miners is possible with a not very large sum. It is not a walk, this one, suitable for those who have breathing problems. For everyone else is highly instructive about the life of the miners and, indirectly, in the country.
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  • Honestly it's hard to tell. It is a contradiction of sensations. .. the madness down to the mine and at the same time see the working conditions of the miners. It is also an excursion that should not be.
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  • I loved the mine tours. There's a number of different tour groups, and you can either book before you arrive or once you're in the city. The mountain has been mined for hundreds of years, and the tour...  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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  • Very good
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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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