After mines, here is the other important place to see when you are in Potosi. This undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful edifices and colonial museum of the continent. It also is the largest, with 12 500m². As said in its name “house of money”, it has been built between 1753 and 1773 in order to welcome the Broadcast Center of Money from the period, also called the “potosi” and it was the only one that could stamp currencies until 1909. Over time, this wonderful edifice has been used as a jail, a fortress, and the Army’s headquarters during the war of Chaco. Today, this is a huge museum that has more than 50 rooms in order to receive an important number of collector coins. Religious painting from the School of Potosi, decorative art, colonial furniture, sculptures, archaeological founds, folklore elements, coins… There is enough space to show everything. Other detail to mention, the mask of Bacchus, also called Mascaron, standing in the entrance square, has been carved by a French person, Eugène Martin Moulon. This Bacchus represents today the symbol of Potosi city. Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm. On Sunday, from 9 am to 12.30pm. The visit is obligatory guided, with an only departure at each time slot.