Casa Nacional de la Moneda
Casa Nacional de la Moneda
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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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ped_anip
Reykjavik, Iceland34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The museum is only accesible with a tour, which is included in the price. It is in Spanish and the group is up to 30 people. The tour is a bit too long, over 1h 30min. There are very interesting rooms about the coin's making and lamination, the different wood and steam machines, the mules' room and inner courtyard. But there are also some less interesting rooms that take too much time in the visit. The guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we have to pay an extra fee to take pictures.
Written 26 February 2023
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Dougal Dino’s
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Really interesting. I think they do English tours at 9am and 2.30pm. We could not make the 2.30pm but the staff were very helpfully and said we could come at 3pm and we joined the tour a little bit late, but still got all the highlights. Guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written 23 December 2022
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Marco A
London, UK289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Visited at the opening time 9am, joined a tour in Spanish. 40 Bs foreign ticket + 20 Bs if you want permit to take pictures inside. Not sure if they run tours in English, and if so at what time. Anyway, super interesting, collection well preserved. Left knowing more about the mint process in particular at the time coins were made in Potosi when silver was still found in the nearby mine. Knowledge that complement a tour of the mines.
Written 29 September 2022
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bgerber948@gmail.com
Miami Beach, FL376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Casa de Nacional de la Moneda is in the old mint of Bolivia.
they offer a 2 hour tour, which is fascinating. the old machinery alone is super amazing as well as the coins. this with the main square next to it an several churches are all very close.
Written 16 June 2022
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Come to this place if you want to know more about the country's coin making history. There is English guided tour which will provide lots of info. There is also an exhibition hall with various nice paintings of Madonna. Worth a visit.
Written 6 June 2020
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Laurence A
Asheville, NC4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This museum is in the heart of Potosi. Not expensive and quite well put together. Explains how and why this city was once larger than London or Paris. Our guide was knowledgeable but less than enthusiastic but maybe she had a former job that paid better? Leave a tip. Someone should suggest to translators that leaving a space between words would help us understand their heavily-accented English? Still, a great museum.
Written 12 February 2020
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Nic
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
You can only visit at select times and if they have enough people for the group tour in English. I was told to come back at 4.30pm and they wouldn’t let me visit because I was the only English person.
40bob to foreigners and 10bob to Bolivians doesn’t seem fair. Not welcoming to foreigners
Written 17 January 2020
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JohnInBolivia
La Paz, Bolivia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A must see for locals and tourists alike. The history of the Cerro Rico and the Casa de Moneda are truly staggering. Its cheap to enter, but if you want to take photos you need to pay Bs20 extra. You get a guided tour, either in English or Spanish. There wasn't much of an opportunity to wander around on your own, which was a bummer as the guided tour was a bit rushed. But this small problem pales into insignificance compared to the history and the majesty of the building. I must visit again. And it has a great book shop with very reasonably priced history books.
Written 25 December 2019
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BAlover10
Buenos Aires62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
The museum is nice and the tour was very interesting. However the woman that took us was a total dictator. She kept chasing people that were not allowed to take pictures and treating them like kids, telling them off in front if the whole class. It was quite embarrassing. She answered to questions with Yes or No and kept walking. It would be nice if they hired someone that knows how to treat people.
Written 24 September 2019
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Dan F
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I like museums but it is not worth 40 BOBs for going there. Not much to see and very little information about the exhibits. Boring! Not possible to take pictures.

Watch your step when walking around! There suddenly are big holes in the ground and you may fall to the lower level
Written 8 September 2019
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