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Cerro Rico

Aycucho # 19 | Casa De La Moneda Al Frente, Potosi, Bolivia
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This silver mining site dates back to the Spanish colonial era.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Aycucho # 19 | Casa De La Moneda Al Frente, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6231385
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth seeing and experiencing for yourself. Unpleasant and fascinating. A landmark in human history and still operating under colonial conditions.

Thank djg1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday and as its a non working day, it was very quiet, only met 1 miner in there face to face. We could hear other miners working and were told not to go in that area as there were too many...More

Thank SharronChan
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We booked our tour though Big Deal tours. They are slightly more expensive at 150 Bob but I think it is worth it. Our guide Wilson is an ex miner and full of information. He shared many facts with us and was constantly making sure...More

Thank kaitlynvz93
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Did the mine tour with Sin Fronteras (recommended to us by the owner of Greengo Tours since they were already full) and they did not disappoint! It's a tough tour (seeing the work conditions, going inside the mine itself - pretty safe, but it's still...More

Thank MariaBlanco78
Reviewed August 24, 2017

A very sad location when you know the story about. The guide was not very helpful we even knew more about than the guide.

Thank Gregboston9
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We really hesitated to do this tour at the beginning, as we were afraid of the voyeurism it may represent for the minors. We finally decided to do it with the agency Altiplano, which seemed to be good and offered interesting prices. During the tour,...More

Thank Smets N
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Julio was a perfect guide that was able to explain us all the nuances of the work. He gave us a real human and respecful experience that we will always remember. If you don't want an agency that just want your money, greengo tour is...More

Thank Fanny S
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

We did a lot of research before we picked this tour company and did so as they seemed to get the best reviews. We had Pedro as our guide and it was such a great experience. It was a little hairy at times (when we...More

Thank Lilly186273
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Literally breath taking when you enter the mine trough a very smal entrance. Considering the altitude where you are, every effort you do is hard. But you have to go inside and see the hard live of these miners. RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank wildav228
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

I was just for a couple of days in Potosi and I was not very sure if I wanted to visit the mine. However, after reading a lot of reviews and doing some more research I decided to go and to see in which poor...More

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Elizabeth S
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Response from Raephels | Reviewed this property |
According to the information we got at the tour operators office and we read in travel guides it's only possible to visit the mine with a guide. Do the research carefully in advance and ask your questions at the tour office... More
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