Hostal Las Tres Portadas

Address: Calle Bolivar n 1092, Potosi, Bolivia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Calle Bolivar n 1092, Potosi, is near Potosi Mine and San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple - Convento y Templo "San Francisco" de Potosí.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Las Tres Portadas Potosi

    Reviewed by wildkriv

    A shadow of the silver boom...

    Reviewed Dec 12, 2013
    by (54 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Think we were the only ones staying in this huge colonial hotel. The building has character and is based around 2 colourful patios. Comfortable en suite room + good TV with standard Bolivian breakfast included. Wifi down during stay unfortunately. Very helpful staff who arranged our mine tour through American Tours.
    B$150 per room.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Las Tres Portadas Potosi

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    Travel Blogs from Potosi

    Llama sacrifices.......

    A travel blog entry by mybackpackandme on May 23, 2015

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    ... mines was very attractive to say the least!! The mines are run by a number of different cooperatives and in total about 16,000 people work here. Every Saturday in the month of May the miners don't work in the mines and are instead drinking beer, chewing coca leaves and sacrificing llamas. This is all done for pachamama (Mother Earth) to bring the miners luck and safety whilst they ...

    Day 98

    A travel blog entry by eoinfitzy on May 09, 2015

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    ... I'll spare the details but the laxatives did exactly what they said on the tin. I felt like a new man walking back to the table and was happy as Larry. No more than 5 mins had passed before I was batting down the toilet door again. This carry on continued throughout the day. It was incessant. At one point as I sat there on the throne with my head in my hands and sweating so much I came to the conclusion that the ...


    A travel blog entry by helen_rae on May 07, 2015

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    ... a parade. There were thousands of people lining the streets and different bands coming through in formal uniforms all with different flags and music. We asked someone what it was in aid of and they said it was the anniversary of the cities university. Being a mining town they were extremely proud of their university and were having days of parades and celebrations. Potosi is the main source of silver for Bolivia (70%) and silver export equates to something like ...


    A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Apr 28, 2015

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    ... on my camera was even steaming up. On the walk back out of the mine we stopped by a statue. They are unsure who actually built the statue but it is said to be one of the gods that looks after the miners so they leave offerings of cigarettes, alcohol, and coco leaves. We tried some of the alcohol and had two sips because they believe everything has to be even numbers. It was potent at 96%. After the tour we headed back to the hotel. I then left quickly again as I ...

    A mining adventure

    A travel blog entry by ciaralang on Apr 24, 2015

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    ... working the mine since they were as young as 12. Often the people who work the mine are from families of miners, although they predict that mining here will finish up in 10years and Im not sure what will happen Potosi then as this is the main career path of these men. Women are thought to be bad luck inside the mine so dont work here. The miners refer to the Cerro Rico as a female and worship a devil god in the mine called uncle gerorge. They believe that if women work the mine ...