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The Silver Memories of Potosi

Created by SeenThat on March 15, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

Sitting on a silver mountain, Potosi was the biggest and richest city in the Americas; nowadays, it’s a memorial to the slaves who died mining.

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The Highest City in the World

Created by mitchww@me.com on September 10, 2000 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

At 4000 meters(13123 feet), Potosi, Bolivia is the highest city in the world. The Spanish created the city to exploit the great riches found in nearby Cerro Rico- literally Rich Mountain. Visiting the mines of Cerro Rico is a journey back to colonial times.

The hell of Potosi

Created by Targed on January 25, 2004

1 Review

Potosi is the highest city in the world. It has a great history because of one mountain, a mine.

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Breathless in Potosi

Created by JemmaT on June 25, 2002

6 Reviews

At an altitude of 4070m Potosi is the highest city in the world! And it is noticible as you walk up the hills which make up the city, and in the cold at night!

Silver & Mineral Mines

Created by Anne Silver on October 23, 2000

2 Reviews
2 Stories

Spain mined enough silver in Potosi to support itself for over 300 years. Today the locals still mine in much the same way they did hundreds of years ago.



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