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POTOSI

POTOSI

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Department of Potosi is located in southwest Bolivia, near the borders with the Republics of Argentina and Chile. It is the highest Department of Bolivia (4,000 m above sea level), although in the south is temperate valleys. The colonial city of Potosi is known for its baroque architecture, its beautiful churches, monasteries, temples, palaces and villas, that adorn the narrow and picturesque streets, at an altitude of 4.000 meters. The highest city in the world, located on the slopes of Cerro Rico.
Area: 118,218 km2.
Population: 645,889 inhabitants
Weather: Cold and dry in most parts of the département and warm in the valleys. One of the coldest areas is for the Salar de Uyuni, where temperatures can drop to 20 º C. below zero.

FULL DAY CITY TOUR For all those lovers of art, culture and history of Potosi, a specialized tour every corner and attractions of the city you will visit the National Mint, Santa Teresa Convent Museum, San Francisco , San Lorenzo, San Martín and his puppet auric Yocalla Salinas, San Bernardo, Cobija Arch, Old Potosi, as well as streets and front pages of the colonial era. Includes: Tour guide, museum entrance fees, transportation required.
TIME: 8 hours

Potash Hill
"Sumaj Orcko" Magnificent Hill, downtown, the vital core of the existence of Potosí. Currently, you can visit the biggest mine of its interior, Pailaviri mine, now property of the state.
Is divided into 17 levels which can be accessed by an elevator, that three by three meters, leads to 240 m depth level accessible to the public.
The temperature inside the mine can vary about 45 ° C between the outer and lower levels.
Upward income level, about 70 m in height, we find "Uncle", a representation of the devil or deity possessing mines horrible, whom offerings are made to get the metal out of his heart.
Pailaviri continued use since 1545, is the oldest mine near the city.

Item PRIVATE COOPERATIVE MINES
mining market where you can buy dynamite, coca and alcohol for the visit to the mines dependent on mining cooperatives in operation today, crossing sections in which the work is very similar to that developed in colonial times as well to observe the rites and customs of miners such as the worship of the TATA Challa CKAJCHA or uncle, both outside and inside the mine. Also you can observe the preparation and handling of dynamite at the site daily.
INCLUDES: Private transportation, specialized guide lamps, helmets and boots. TIME: 3 to 4 hours


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