Potosi has a unique charm and fascinating history. Its last great catch and generates curiosity and thanks to him originate countless stories that have postosinos pride. The beauty and the darkness of history (as the countless deaths of Indians in the mines for 300 years of colonial mining) combine to offer a unique experience for those who visit Potosi. With the discovery of the Cerro Rico de Potosi, the Ugar became the most cosmopolitan city in the colonial era.
Great museums, such as currency or San Francisco, bear witness to the greatness that once was the historic center of America. The city became more populous Spanish-speaking world, silver in abundance, the best reason.
Potosi was the center where the coins were minted in colonial America, this immortal witness gloriso past is the museum of La Moneda. Very large, unique, and full of history. Most impressive is the art gallery, with roots in the Cuzco school. Number of tables 17 and 18 century on display. Environments with colonial history, history of independence and the liberal, pre-Inca mummies colonial past, actually a very complete museum. Besides the interest of his baroque style, the Mint houses masks, colonial paintings and a collection of coins minted in the city for Old Europe.
Undoubtedly, the mines of Potosi are the historic entrance to hundreds of years of exploitation, war, conquest and ambition of mineral wealth. Deep down, immersed in the tunnels, fight against darkness and detonate explosives is now possible through guided tours in which you live an unforgettable experience.
Classified as a UNESCO heritage, Potosi is as fascinating as impressive. It is located 4,000 m above sea level and this imperial city founded in the sixteenth century. Today Potosi is rather quiet, with old and narrow cobbled streets and low buildings. The best places are located around the main square.
Are about thirty churches and colonial convents, such as Santa Teresa. The Church of San Lorenzo is a masterpiece of Baroque. We recommend going Cantumarka neighborhood to admire the oldest colonial houses in the city and its beautiful balconies. Leaving Potosi is good to visit the shrine Manquiri liming of the late eighteenth century. In May, the faithful of the city walk the 35 km walk to celebrate the feast of its patron saint.
At the entrance of Potosi’s Cerro Rico Mine are still open in the past were a source of wealth of the country and the Spanish. Today, the killer work and living conditions of the miners are testimony to the extreme precariousness of the country and this region in particular.