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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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  • This mine of Potosí is marked by centuries of farms and she's tired of pain. Many minors are force-fed at their risk and peril of their lives, the veins allowed minors to be rich and enjoy their wealth. Visit or to take a room in this hotel 5 * or a minor has find a vein estimated multimillion-dollar.. .who subsequently to built this nice hotel... This is the last time that I visit, because currently it is risky to go in comparison to its Summit which ended up collapsing... It presents a great danger right now for the miners and tourists. I'm from La Paz Bolivia and my writings are genuine... Do very careful, it is true that it's very interesting, but your life more than mine...
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  • Due to my 6-months stay in Potosi, I have entered the mines twice. One time with Big Deal Tours and the second one with Koala Tours. What's the difference? First, I liked both tours, good guides (ex-m...  more »
  • Potosi is a must visit to the mines of Cerro Rico. You must enter through these galleries which run non-stop stories, hopes and sweats-laden carts, must walk crouched down those hallways to get idea of the hardness of work for these men, should be approaching with helmets and flashlights to see first hand and how to run sessions without light in the depths of the Earth to over five hundred years has provided endless joys and disappointments without end for the inhabitants of the area. It must be descending into hell to find the gods of mines, those unimaginable beings who draws a lifetime exminero converted into a tour guide with a passion.
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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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