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Casa Real de la Moneda

Casa Real de la Moneda
The largest mint in the region has been converted into an extensive museum, showing how coinage was produced for most of the South American region here, along with exhibits on early transportation methods and lots of very bloody religious art. Visitors are greeted by the face of Bacchus. Nobody knows why some Frenchman hung this here in the 1860's, but the Roman God of wine has now been embraced as the patron saint of Potosí. (Whatever.)

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