Welcome to Potosí

The conquistador never found El Dorado, the legendary city of gold, but they did get their hands on Potosí and its Cerro Rico, a ‘Rich Hill’ full of silver. A quote from the city’s first coat of arms sums up the Spanish bonanza: I am rich Potosí, the treasure of the world… And the envy of kings. Indeed, the city was founded in 1545 as soon as the ore was discovered and pretty soon the silver extracted here was... Read More

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