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Casa Nacional de la Moneda

Calle Ayacucho, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6222777
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Interesting to discover the significance of Potosi to the Spanish empire

It's a shame that you can only visit the museum with a guide provided by the museum. There were a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
mint museum

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nancy M
Potosi, Bolivia
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Ayacucho, Potosi, Bolivia
Calle Ayacucho, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6222777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank sharhua
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank marijkeverhasselt
Reviewed 12 December 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
Reviewed 12 November 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

Thank chizzDubai_UAE
Reviewed 10 November 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
Reviewed 31 October 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
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Spanish mint has been very well and thoroughly re-created for display in its original building. The displays show a tremendous amount about the methods, riches and reach of the Spanish empire. The guide was excellent.

Thank djg1
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The "English" guide who is a woman should be given a write up or fired. She should do herself a favor and everyone else b looking for another line of work. She's not pleasant, doesn't like her job or tourists that speak English! By the...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

One thing i've noticed about tourism in Bolivia, is that it's not really tourist friendly. Walked in to buy a ticket, and am told that i cant tour this place without a tour guide, come back at a certain time. I came back later, bought...More

Thank SharronChan
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