The cradle of the Andean Baroque
With an architectural system that bares its living history, the Imperial Village of Potosi has still traces of what was one of the most populated cities in the world during part of the 16th century. Here you will have the opportunity to learn where and how the first coin of world use was made, the history of its silver-filled hill, its beautiful streets, houses, squares, monasteries and churches. Visitors can also walk into a huge mine to learn how they work today, what their customs, rituals and beliefs are, and to deeply understand Potosi's history as told by its own workers.
You can't miss
- Cooperative Mines and Mining Market
- The Devil's Cave
- Cerro Rico
- The Mint
- San Lorenzo Church
- Hostel Museum Hacienda Cayara
- Extension53 km²
- Height4.070 ms.n.m.