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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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  • We booked our tour directly with the hostel (Tukos la Casa real) for 100 pesos. At 9:30, we were picked (for listening, but the downtown was blocked). Our guide (f) was us everything we wanted to know taff, but explained. 1. station: Market here is purchased for the miners of coca leaves and a drink for 15 pesos. Alternatively, nor of TNT can be bought (the only place in the world without a license, which is also delivered as a gift for the workers). 2. station: Equipment - cover, boots, helmet and head torch. Status ok. 3. station: Entrance to the mountain - everyone needs itself to know whether he morally and technically can represent that. I am a scaredy cat with even some claustrophobia. I felt but always safe and technically place totally ok. Only once a small piece on the knees had to be addressed. The air is warmer, more old-fashioned, dry. Walker inside then there are mines worker, you can ask questions. It's out after approx. 1.5 hours. For us a very exciting and stimulating to thought trip. Because the employment relationship of the miners is bad (E.g. no masks) and safety regarding danger of collapse is increasing. I'd go again!
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  • Had an amazing day in Potosi visiting the mine at Cerro Rioc. Where else would you be buying explosives and pure alcohol to offer to a God! Dressed in jump suits you get to go deep into the mine and w...  more »
  • The mines are to visit if one goes to Potosí, but is not fun. We went with a guide buy you soda and coca leaf for the miners. The place is a symbol of exploitation by the Spaniards. The guide we told all the history, we saw Uncle God of the miners. We talked a bit with the miners, is a very strong experience, there are many people who find it fun to visit the mines, but it's really ugly is a place of exploitation, work insaluble. There are several tourist agencies to visit the price goes from 80 bol to 120. They give you clothing, helmet and headlight.
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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 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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