Potosí 16 provinces
73,295 Sq. miles / 118,218 Km2
709,013 inhabitants (2001)
13,431 Ft./ 4,070 mts.
42ºF / 6ºC Spanish, Quechua, Aymara.
Potosí is renowned as the world’s highest city and by the end of the 18th century was considered to be the wealthiest city in all of Latin America. The Spaniards, in their quest for silver, brought wealth, splendor and tragedy to this fascinating city.
A visit to Potosí has to include a Mine Tourand a visit toThe Casa de la Moneda. This is the only way to truly understand the tumultuous past of this World Heritage Site. Moreover only 7 hours from Potosí is the Salar de Uyuni, and other attractions of incomparable beauty.