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Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico
"You trip will begin with a short sightseeing tour around Potosí and a stop at the Mining Market on your way up to Cerro Rico. At the market you will be able to observe a wide range of materials and tools used by the miners in their daily jobs at alcohol and coca leaves to give as a present to the miners you will meet on your tour. Shortly before arriving to the mines you will make a stop at a small storage room where you will put on work pants jacket boots helmet and lamp to go into the mine as a security measure.The mines that are visited are all located in the heart of Potosí's historical Cerro Rico and they are concessions that the state carries out to the legally established mining cooperatives air compressors and mechanical perforates have all been used in the mining process. Your tour will take you through the different galleries and interior levels of the mines where you can see statues that the miners have built to represent their g
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Small-Group Sucre City Walking Tour
"Sucre the capital city of Bolivia provides a warm welcome to all visitors who want to get to know this beautiful city. A memorable experience awaits you! A local guide will accompany you during this walking tour sharing his/her knowledge with you as you make these following stops:Main Square Plaza 25 de Mayo: You will see the main buildings around the square and your guide will explain to you the history of each place and why it is called May 25t we will go to the local market where we will have a traditional and delicious “Tojori” breakfast (a very traditional drink made out of corn it is hot and filling) Following our visit we head towards the Obelisk and then to the Bolivar park a beauty among the plazas. It was once a private garden of the richest man in Sucre and it is now public and considered as the most beautiful plaza in Sucre “Kinder Park”: this is a place where you will have an experience that you’ll ne
From $44.00
 
Small-Group Sucre City Walking Tour
"Sucre the capital city of Bolivia provides a warm welcome to all visitors who want to get to know this beautiful city. A memorable experience awaits you! A local guide will accompany you during this walking tour sharing his/her knowledge with you as you make these following stops:Main Square Plaza 25 de Mayo: You will see the main buildings around the square and your guide will explain to you the history of each place and why it is called May 25t we will go to the local market where we will have a traditional and delicious “Tojori” breakfast (a very traditional drink made out of corn it is hot and filling) Following our visit we head towards the Obelisk and then to the Bolivar park a beauty among the plazas. It was once a private garden of the richest man in Sucre and it is now public and considered as the most beautiful plaza in Sucre “Kinder Park”: this is a place where you will have an experience that you’ll ne
From $44.00

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Visita a las minas/ Mines visit 3

Ahora ya toca ir a la boca de la mina, donde se ven a los mineros y las zonas de almacenamiento de mineral y los viejos edificios, que muchos de ellos están en ruinas Now is time to go to the mine...
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Visita a las minas/Mines visit Altares/altars

Antes de entrar a la parte de la mina donde está el Tío , pasas por una especie de altares donde guardan a sus "dioses menores" y los recuerdos de la minaefore going to the mine area where is the...
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Visita a las minas/Mines visit Altares/altars

Antes de entrar a la parte de la mina donde está el Tío , pasas por una especie de altares donde guardan a sus "dioses menores" y los recuerdos de la minaefore going to the mine area where is the...
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Visita a las minas/Mines visit El Tío/The Uncle

Dentro de la mina los mineros tienen un lugar muy especial para el Tío , que es una representación del demonio o deidad poseedora de las minas a quien se reza para sacar el metal de sus entrañas , a...
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Visita a las minas/Mines visiting 5

Durante y después de la visita les dimos la coca y los refrescos a los mineros que no coincidimos con ellos en la mina , como a D. JuliánDuring and after the visit we gave the coca and the drinks to...
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Visita a las minas/Mines visit 4

Entrar a la mina no es fácil , tiene algunos accesos difíciles y como decía una sobrina nuestra es una lección de humildad ver en las condiciones tan duras que trabajan en estas minasTo go inside the...
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Visita a las minas/ Mines visit 2

El paso siguiente es prepararte para entrar poniéndote botas , buzo y el casco con su linternaThe next step is to prepair to go to the mine putting your boots , overall and the helmet with lantern ...
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Visita a las minas/Mines visit 1

Las minas se pueden visitar y en ellas se pueden ver las técnicas que utilizan que son muy similares a las utilizadas en la época de la coloniaEl primer paso es ir al mercado de los mineros a comprar...
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Mining Methods

Mining methods have changed very little over the years,The Miners still work ten hours a day in the most appaling conditions, Childen still work crawling in to the smallest places where adults can not...
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Which Side of the River Do You Live On?

Had I visited Potosi 400 years earlier, I would have been in one of the largest, richest cities in the world. Well, half the city was rich. The wealth was all based on the mountain of silver, Cerro...
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Potosi Political Demonstration

The streets around the main plaza were blocked by cholitas sitting in the street. It actually made walking easier, since there was no traffic. The picture was taken looking down Ayachuco Street. The...
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The local economy

There are around 5000 miners in the city. They lead gruelling lives. They mine for about 12-14 hours a day, they buy their own equipment, but often can't afford boots and gloves and often mine without...
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