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For the traveler Potosi is still quite an important place to go, mainly because of its architecture form the colonial heydays. The Casa Real de la Moneda is the star attraction here, but there are many churches and mansions worth visiting. A surreal experience you can live in this town, is a visit to the Cerro Rico. The mountain is a dantesque landscape, perforated with mining pits, of which hundreds still are in use. Bring some coca if you want to enter a mine, because if you don´t make a small contribution to the mine god Tio, bad things might happen inside. Workers will be all to happy to consume the coca afterwards to forget their miserable and dangerous working conditions.
Potosi is the world's highest city, with a location at an altitude of more than 4000 meters; walking the streets of the city can be a tough job. The UNESCO named the city of Potosi a Cultural patrimony of humanity.
August 16, 2006 change by joosts (2 points)