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Cerro Rico, Potosi

Categories: Historic Sites, Mines, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Impressive visit to the harsh reality of the life of the miners who every day get in the Cerro Rico mine. It is a hard tour, since the mine life is unimaginable from our comfortable lives. The guide that we did visit, Alvaro, a former Miner, took us along corridors endless and presented three miners, Paulino, who has spent 45 years working there, Santos, a young miner and a miner more talkative, Ivan who wore 23 years at the mine and who told us many interesting things while having lunch coca leaves.
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  • Don't miss visiting the mines if you go to Potosi. Choose Koala Tours as a suitable company, they have great guides. Please read my review for Koala for some more ideas about a great tour and the best...  read more »
  • Mining is the main attraction of Potosi. Therefore heading into the mines seems like a great idea. On reading reviews from multiple tour companies there was mixed reviews about safety concerns and tre...  read more »
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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