Expeditours Bolivia

Potosí. Silver Mines, Bolivia`s National Mint House


Potosi was once the richest city in the world as in 1545 “the” richest Silver mine in the world was discovered  there, this also marked its tragic destination! Today “Sumaj Orkho” the beautiful rich Mountain has already lost about 50 mts. of altitude due to the Silver exploitation in the last 500 plus years! Amazingly even though Spain took most of Silver all the way up to 1825 when Bolivia became emancipated form the crown, Silver has still been extracted from this mountain, this days we do make an exciting , yet adventurous tour Inside the actual Silver mines , entering deep and dark  Galleries, we may even go all the way down to 250 Mts underground and meet the mighty “Tio” the miners protector, for some people nothing but the  Devil! something that still calls strongly many people’s attention is the fact that : in Bolivia we are most “Syncretists” this facts makes all of us not only worship God , Saints  and the Virgins as catholics , but also make us hold enormous Pagan-Religiuos parties almost every weekend,! drinking  92% Pure alcohol with them and the beloved "Tio" an amazing idiosyncrasy! Come with us on an exclusive tour and see all this and much more, facts that may as well drop your jaws! Part of our adventure also includes a visit into  the amazing Bolivian Mint House which made solid silver coins for Spain for like 300 years! Massive wooden machines “blood driven” by slaves and animals! See this city that was once names the “City of Kings”. Beautiful sceneries on the road, around and spectacular city to admire colonial and European elegant architecture!

*Tips : this Tour is NOT suitable for; Claustrophobics , kids under 5 years old , mineral dust sensible persons, or pets, more tips are given specifically…


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