Potosi Free Walking Tour
Potosi free walking tour is the perfect way to know the city of Potosi, located in the Bolivian Andes, known for its rich history of silver mining. Visitors can explore the historic city center, which is home to many colonial-era buildings, churches, and plazas, such as the Potosi Cathedral, the Royal Mint and the Casa de la Moneda. The city is also home to the Cerro Rico, which is a mountain that was once the main source of silver and other minerals. Visitors can take a tour of the mines and learn about the history of mining and the lives of the miners.
♦ Meeting point: Cerro Rico
♦ Start times: 11:00 hrs / 18:00 hrs
♦ Duration: 2 hours
♦ Availability: Everyday
♦ Price: Tip only basis
♦ Note: Booking the tour is mandatory
Free Walking Tour Potosi – Itinerary
Free walking tour Potosi starts at the Cerro Rico, where you’ll be able to see the different mines and learn about the history of the mining industry in Potosi, which was once the most important silver producer in the world and helped the Spanish empire to flourish. From here, you’ll be able to appreciate the different mining techniques and the impact of mining on the city.
Next, we’ll make our way to the Potosi’s Cathedral, a colonial church that is known for its beautiful architecture and its historical importance. Here, you’ll be able to see the different architectural details and learn about the history of the church and its importance for the city.
Afterwards, we’ll head to the Casa de la Moneda, a colonial house that used to be the main mint during the colonial period, where you’ll be able to see how the coins were made and learn about the history of the house and its importance for the city.
Finally, we’ll end our tour at the San Francisco Church, another colonial church known for its beautiful architecture and its historical importance. Here, you’ll be able to see the different architectural details and learn about the history of the church and its importance for the city.
Our tour is designed to give you a comprehensive and authentic experience of Potosi, and our knowledgeable guides will provide you with insight into the city’s culture, history, and landmarks, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.