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Stories and Tips Potosi

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Cerro Rico: A Visit to the Kunti Mine

Written by SeenThat on 15 Mar, 2007

A somber landmark atop a base of almost pure silver, the Cerro Rico (Rich Hill) casts its dark shadows over Potosi. Dark clouds over its summit cry the memory of endless slaves who died while mining the metal for their masters. One of the worse…Read More

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The Churches of Potosi

Written by SeenThat on 15 Mar, 2007

Little is left of Potosi’s eighteenth century splendor. The main clue to it is the incredible amount of magnificent colonial churches, which surpass many times the needs of the small modern town. Downtown Potosi alone hosts sixteen colonial churches in different styles, including Mestizo, Baroque,…Read More

Getting to Potosi

Written by Anne Silver on 23 Oct, 2000

If there is one thing that my partner & I have in common it is that we are both ‘one way people’. We hate to return anywhere the same way. Since neither one of us is the voice of reason this has gotten us into…Read More

Local Markets and great bargains

Written by Anne Silver on 23 Oct, 2000

Bolivia is very cheap when compared to Peru. Potosi doesn't have the tourist goods that you can find in La Pas, but if you are in need of anything else just visit the local market. People, like in most of the towns, gather around towards…Read More

Churches of Potosi

Written by mitchww@me.com on 10 Sep, 2000

Colonial churches filled with art and artifacts including the Convent of San Fransisco and the Convent of Santa Teresa which contains skeletons of dead monks. The Compania de Jesus on Calle Ayacucho displays fabulous examples of the mix of Spanish and local architecture.…Read More

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