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Casa Nacional de la Moneda

Calle Ayacucho (between Quijarro and Bustillos), Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6222777
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Contagiously Uninterested, Mumbley Tour Guide

After reading rave reviews decided to give Casa Moneda a try. Dropped 40Bs to be rushed through the... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
lkdftr
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Sucre, Bolivia
Really interesting story, but very disengaged guide

I think we might have been unlucky with our guide because plenty of other reviews mention very good... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Thomas H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Ayacucho (between Quijarro and Bustillos), Potosi, Bolivia
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

After reading rave reviews decided to give Casa Moneda a try. Dropped 40Bs to be rushed through the museum by a completely unenthused and nearly impossible-to-understand tour guide (I'm never one to criticize someone for not speaking perfect English, but if you're paid to give...More

Thank lkdftr
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I think we might have been unlucky with our guide because plenty of other reviews mention very good guides, however, the one we had was rushing us through being overtly disengaged and not very willing to speak in a clear and understandable way. The story...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Who would have thought visiting a mint would be good. Lots of interesting facts and a great guide that was very animated in his delivery!

Thank Haig B
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Tuesday because on Mondays it's closed. Entry fee includes a guide, it seems not possible to visit the musuem by yourself. Enteance is 40bob pp plus 20bob if you want to take photos. Tours are available in Spanish, French and English....More

1  Thank Raephels
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We were showed around my an English speaking guide. Its amazing what had happened in this place over time.. if your in the area set aside a good 2 hours for this tour..

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a must when in Potosi. In combination with a tour in the mines, you'll get the full picture for how life is in Potosi during the last few centuries and a unique look at the history of coins. this place has the benefit...More

Thank TravellingYuri
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I arrived in Potosi a to be told that the Casa de la Moneda was THE thing to do in town other than the mines. To be fair, it is a really interesting tour, a long one too, that shows how the silver from the...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A great insight to how coins were minted over last few hundred years. English guide. Fascinating to see original tools and machines.

Thank nicola r
Reviewed 15 February 2017

You can only enter with a tour, ours was in English, but other languages are accommodated as well. The building is fascinatingly huge with more rooms than one could ever want to visit. Many of the original rooms are now used for museum artifacts, including...More

1  Thank BudaBaB
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We decided to go ahead with the tour despite only knowing basic Spanish; there were no English tours on the day apparently, and we had limited time in Potosi. Obviously not complaining that the tour is in the host language, but just so others are...More

Thank eo227
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