Potosi Tourism

Potosí is a city and the capital of the department of Potosí in Bolivia. It is one of the highest cities in the world by elevation at a nominal 4,090 metres (13,420 ft) For centuries, it was the location of the Spanish colonial mint. Potosí lies at the foot of the Cerro de Potosí—sometimes referred to as the Cerro Rico ("rich mountain", a mountain popularly conceived of as being "made of" silver ore that dominates the city. The Cerro Rico is the reason for Potosí's historical importance, since it was the major supply of silver for Spain during the period of the New World Spanish Empire. The silver was taken by llama and mule train to the Pacific coast, shipped north to Panama City, carried by mule train across the isthmus of Panama to Nombre de Dios or Portobelo whence it was taken to Spain on the Spanish treasure fleets. Cerro de Potosí's peak is 4,824 metres (15,827 ft) above sea level.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Potosi, which is a city in Bolivia. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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  • How safe is Potosi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Potosi.

    • Burglary and Theft 83.33 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 91.67 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 91.67 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 36.27 (Low)
    • Climate Index 58.72 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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