The Casa Real was the Royal Mint used by the Spanish colonizers to turn the silver from Cerro Rico into coins to be shipped back to Spain. it has been wonderfully restored. The musem alone could justify a visit to Potosi.
The museum boasts a wide variety of coins and coin stamps. Also, visitors can see the restored presses including hand powered minting machines. A room containing religous paintings, many done by indigenous Andeans was our introduction to the history of the region.
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Casa Real de Moneda