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Cerro Rico, Potosi

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Historic Site Mine
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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  • Yet I was initially quite reluctant at the level of security and the tourists/minor report. In the end, ive loved and the Agency's bcp. We went through BIG DEAL TOURS. 150bs / pers all-inclusive. Our guide - a former Miner - was great and we were able to swap with minors who are bcp more positive and friendly than I thought. A very good visit.
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  • Really quite fascinating for those who do not suffer from claustrophobia. Impressive to see what condition working miners among hot cold water dark without air for hours and hours. Provides useful rubber boots, helmet with front lamp and clothes. Bring water
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  • I hesitated to put 5 stars. Not necessarily spectacular, not necessarily interesting in terms of historical, cultural or geological... But this place gives off a powerful enough force. The miners are still there. 5 centuries of extraction which continues even today... Be able to attend was that is very strong. Feels in danger, it is extremely painful to breathe in there, quite difficult physically but I keep a memory strong. Do so at least once
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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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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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