Casa Nacional de la Moneda
Casa Nacional de la Moneda
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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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Nic
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
You can only visit at select times and if they have enough people for the group tour in English. I was told to come back at 4.30pm and they wouldn’t let me visit because I was the only English person.
40bob to foreigners and 10bob to Bolivians doesn’t seem fair. Not welcoming to foreigners
Written January 17, 2020
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Laurence A
Asheville, NC4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This museum is in the heart of Potosi. Not expensive and quite well put together. Explains how and why this city was once larger than London or Paris. Our guide was knowledgeable but less than enthusiastic but maybe she had a former job that paid better? Leave a tip. Someone should suggest to translators that leaving a space between words would help us understand their heavily-accented English? Still, a great museum.
Written February 12, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Come to this place if you want to know more about the country's coin making history. There is English guided tour which will provide lots of info. There is also an exhibition hall with various nice paintings of Madonna. Worth a visit.
Written June 6, 2020
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bgerber948@gmail.com
Miami Beach, FL376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Casa de Nacional de la Moneda is in the old mint of Bolivia.
they offer a 2 hour tour, which is fascinating. the old machinery alone is super amazing as well as the coins. this with the main square next to it an several churches are all very close.
Written June 16, 2022
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RICHARD L
GILMER2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Business
The experience at the old mint in Potosi was quite an exciting time for a basic coin collector. The displays throughout the structure were educational and spoke of the culture of Potosi including the challenges of producing coins at such a high altitude. Seeing the old mint equipment, examples of machines used from the 18th until the mid 20th centuries, and exploring the collection of coins and medals was quite an experience. Our tour guide was well versed in the structure, its history, and about the city of Potosi. One of the more fascinating aspects was the chapel which our guide assured us was part of the mint from the earliest of times. The guide gave us time for questions and even moments to explore. To our advantage we made the trek early in the day and were in a group of only four people. The trip to the top of the facility via a multi-century old set of stone steps gave a first class view of the mountains and the city of Potosi. This were made possible courtesy of a slower pace and the cup of coca tea consumed at the hotel that morning. The 13,000 feet altitude is quite different, needless to say, from the upper Texas coast.
Written June 2, 2013
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ladytrave
Amsterdam, The Netherlands71 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The most important museum of Bolivia, famous around the world, is closed on Sunday after 10.30 h. and Monday the whole day. Very badly organised! I suppose there are plenty of able people in Potosi who would be happy to get a job so they can open decent hours.
Written April 7, 2019
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champkis
Dublin, Ireland1,754 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
I thought this would be way more interesting. Entrance costs 40bs and an extra 20bs if you want to take photos!! We had a guided tour. It was interesting to see some of the rooms but I just found the overall tour to be quite boring. I actually thought it would never end. The guide wasn't that interesting, spoke boringly and was really hard to understand (a very strange accent). There were lots of people in the group with us too which was annoying and they all asked ridiculous questions which ended up making the tour even longer. I was delighted when the tour ended.
Written April 23, 2015
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HOTELLMEMORE
South San Francisco, CA201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011
Too bad none of the huge machines displayed and restaured don't work anymore.
Otherwise a very interesting 90' tour.
Written December 7, 2011
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JohnInBolivia
La Paz, Bolivia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A must see for locals and tourists alike. The history of the Cerro Rico and the Casa de Moneda are truly staggering. Its cheap to enter, but if you want to take photos you need to pay Bs20 extra. You get a guided tour, either in English or Spanish. There wasn't much of an opportunity to wander around on your own, which was a bummer as the guided tour was a bit rushed. But this small problem pales into insignificance compared to the history and the majesty of the building. I must visit again. And it has a great book shop with very reasonably priced history books.
Written December 25, 2019
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BAlover10
Buenos Aires62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
The museum is nice and the tour was very interesting. However the woman that took us was a total dictator. She kept chasing people that were not allowed to take pictures and treating them like kids, telling them off in front if the whole class. It was quite embarrassing. She answered to questions with Yes or No and kept walking. It would be nice if they hired someone that knows how to treat people.
Written September 24, 2019
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