Bolivia Potosi Department

Potosi

High-elevation Bolivian city renowned for its historic silver mines and rich colonial history, once among the wealthiest in Latin America.

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This colonial city is one of the highest on the planet. Back in the day it was one of the wealthiest places in all of the Americas, unfortunately that didn’t last and you can learn all about the history of the silver mines here. Expect a quaint city with stunning views of a World Heritage Site. Hostal Eucalyptus is the best place in town to stay if you’re on a budget. It’s a great little hostel and if you want a few days rest in between hitting the road this is the place - good bar too! Breakfast is included for $15.

onestep4ward 4 years ago

Potosi is a colonial-era World Heritage site in the Potosi Department of Bolivia. The city is renowned for its rich silver-mining history, which made it one of the wealthiest cities in the world during the 17th century. Visitors can explore the city's many historic landmarks and museums, including the Casa Nacional de la Moneda and the Cerro Rico mines.

seeker 11 months ago

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