Potosi : the city built and destroyed by SILVER

Potosi is THE silver mining town in Bolivia. It is claimed to be the highest city in the world. It lies beneath the Cerro de Potosí — sometimes referred to as the Cerro Rico (“rich mountain”) — a mountain of silver ore. Founded in 1546 as a mining town, Potosi soon produced fabulous wealthy and was the equivalent of a London, Paris or New York.

Cerro de Potosí’s peak is 4,824 meters (15,827 feet) above sea level.

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Today, Potosi is a tourist town, for anyone looking for one of the most polluted place on earth.


I toured POTOSI’s silver mines in 2005. You can too.

go to my TABBLO. … coming soon>

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