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Casa Nacional de la Moneda

Calle Ayacucho, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6222777
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Homage to the greatest genocide in human history

Guide: female with dark hair, spanish (I speak spanish so thats fine), bored, monotonous, rushed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DonRavy22
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Great museum with a mediocre guide

This museum was written onto my to-do list for Potosí since I had heard that it is one of the best... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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At one time a mint that converted mined silver into coins, this comprehensive museum houses 20 galleries that cover everything in Potosi’s history, from Bolivian weapons to archaeology and, of course, the minting process.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (22 reviews)
“take photos” (12 reviews)
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Calle Ayacucho, Potosi, Bolivia
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+591 2 6222777
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"guided tour"
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"take photos"
in 12 reviews
"interesting museum"
in 5 reviews
"silver mining"
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"english guide"
in 3 reviews
"bolivian history"
in 4 reviews
"spanish empire"
in 2 reviews
"original building"
in 2 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 2 reviews
"making coins"
in 2 reviews
"silver items"
in 2 reviews
"different languages"
in 2 reviews
"ticket office"
in 2 reviews
"shows how"
in 2 reviews
"cerro rico"
in 10 reviews
"art pieces"
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"basic spanish"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guide: female with dark hair, spanish (I speak spanish so thats fine), bored, monotonous, rushed us. ZERO POINTS! Entry fee: 4x the price for extrajeris plus 20 BOL for taking photos. ZERO POINTS FOR RACISM! First half: Paintings of so called saints. Imo an homage...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was written onto my to-do list for Potosí since I had heard that it is one of the best museums in South America. The museum itself turned out to live up to it's name. The exhibits are organized and full of historically interesting...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite museums in the world. If you like money and/or are fascinated by the advent and propagation of global currencies, you cannot skip this. Due to the elevation and lack of insects, the minting equipment is the last (and only) remaining original...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

It's a shame that you can only visit the museum with a guide provided by the museum. There were a number of interesting items on display with informative write ups but we felt that we weren't given adequate time to explore everything and were hurried...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

An interesting history of silver mining and minting in Potosi. There are also paintings by a Bolivian artist.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

I'm usually not into museums, but I really enjoyed this one. I recomment taking a guide. It is included in the entrance price and available in English and Spanish. Ours was enthousiastic en clear. I really learned a lot about Potosi, silver, mining, coins. A...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Read a lot of reviews on TripAdvisor about an unfriendly guide at this museum. Went to see for myself, and true enough - she's really unfriendly! She's almost comically misanthropic, and clearly reserves a special hatred for tourists. She seems just brisk at first, but...More

Thank Benjamin B
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I was chatting to a friend of mine today about my trip to Bolivia last year and the bad experience I had with the English speaking Tour Guide at the Mint in Potosi. Imagine my surprise when I checked reviews just now and saw various...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Can someone explain me why a non Bolivian should pay 40Bs when à Bolivian pays 10Bs. Yes you can do the conversion and realise that it still quite cheap but paying 4 times more than normal NO thank you.

Thank Olivier C
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Must do! This museum is very important in history and very impressive. Good English speaking guide. Tour is almost 3 hours and you will see history of silver qoins and spaninsh dramatics.

Thank Patricia R
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