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Casa Nacional de la Moneda

Calle Ayacucho, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6222777
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Really unfriendly English speaking Guide!

I was chatting to a friend of mine today about my trip to Bolivia last year and the bad experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chizzDubai_UAE
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Doha, Qatar
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Overpriced

Can someone explain me why a non Bolivian should pay 40Bs when à Bolivian pays 10Bs. Yes you can do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olivier C
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Ayacucho, Potosi, Bolivia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was chatting to a friend of mine today about my trip to Bolivia last year and the bad experience I had with the English speaking Tour Guide at the Mint in Potosi. Imagine my surprise when I checked reviews just now and saw various...More

Thank chizzDubai_UAE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can someone explain me why a non Bolivian should pay 40Bs when à Bolivian pays 10Bs. Yes you can do the conversion and realise that it still quite cheap but paying 4 times more than normal NO thank you.

Thank Olivier C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must do! This museum is very important in history and very impressive. Good English speaking guide. Tour is almost 3 hours and you will see history of silver qoins and spaninsh dramatics.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Spanish mint has been very well and thoroughly re-created for display in its original building. The displays show a tremendous amount about the methods, riches and reach of the Spanish empire. The guide was excellent.

Thank djg1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "English" guide who is a woman should be given a write up or fired. She should do herself a favor and everyone else b looking for another line of work. She's not pleasant, doesn't like her job or tourists that speak English! By the...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One thing i've noticed about tourism in Bolivia, is that it's not really tourist friendly. Walked in to buy a ticket, and am told that i cant tour this place without a tour guide, come back at a certain time. I came back later, bought...More

Thank SharronChan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can only visit with a guided tour which takes about an hour and a half. We did it in Spanish but I think it might also be available in English. It costs BOB 40 for non Bolivians and BOB 10 for locals. The building...More

Thank traveller1968
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We joined an English guided tour (mandatory to take a tour I think) and the first 10 minutes were very poor. Rushed through some rooms looking at dreadful art. Once we got to the main purpose of the museum, the minting of silver coins the...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

At the beginning this place seems to be boring but the 2 hours visit is really great and exciting. lot of explanations a must.

Thank Gregboston9
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
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