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Bolivia, City of Potosi

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Location Potosi, Province of Potosi, Bolivia
Coordinates S19 35 0.996 W65 45 11.016
Type Cultural
Date of Inscription 1987

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In the 16th century, this area was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex. The extraction of silver ore relied on a series of hydraulic mills. The site consists of the industrial monuments of the Cerro Rico, where water is provided by an intricate system of aqueducts and artificial lakes; the colonial town with the Casa de la Moneda; the Church of San Lorenzo; several patrician houses; and the barrios mitayos, the areas where the workers lived.

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Cerro de Potosi San Bernando church, Potosi Church, Potosi

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