How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Coloso Potosi
Travel Blogs from Potosi
... down ladders, setting off dynamite and visiting weird shrines of Devils with large willies, leaving the relevant offerings. We learn interesting things for example they don't mix the alcohol so the minerals are pure, no women are allowed in except tourists and there is no eating inside. We also find out some students do this as a holiday job. After a few rickety ladders we collect those who haven't ventured ...
... we were told this was his 9-to-5 job. He was 57 years old. Shortly thereafter, we encountered the Tío de la Mina, the devil-shaped sculpture that the miners believe will give them luck (or not) in the mines. Offerings of alcohol, cigarettes and decorations can be seen adorning him, and we went through a ritual where our guide asked us all for something we want, and then asked the Tío to give it to us, each time offering him some alcohol by pouring it on his hand. We then all took a ...
... to get the ball rolling so I decided to buy two laxatives hoping they would do the trick. When buying them I thought the pharmacist had said to take 2 tablets at the one time so I threw them into me and went off for a stroll with Gilly. We walked around the Potosi market for two hours and although most of the street vendors were selling the usual paraphanellia (DVD's, tea towels, shoes) I managed to buy one of those ...
... in the salar that morning but we woke early anyway and at 8:40am decided to go on the 8:45am mining tour of Cerro Rico. The main reason for visiting Potosi is for this mining tour. In 1545 they started mining for silver here and Potosi was once as big as Paris and very rich (not so evident today). Now they mine for Silver, Zinc, Lead and Tin.
Before entering the mine we got all dressed up in protective clothing, long trousers, jacket, hard hat and head torch and welly boots. ...
... after heart Marc's voice. I informed the guide, that the others didn't come, so she told Marc and I to continue down a small wooden stair that have now appeared, and wait for her. We climbed down and waited, gasping for air, standing close together while watching a lot of small rocks falling from the tunnel. ******* scary. After a few minutes the guide returned with the rest, only max, Jan and Celine turned around. The group together again, we continued ...