Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 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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Small airport - 11 mi (18 km) Juana Azurduy De Padilla Airport
Medium airport - 79 mi (128 km) El Trompillo Airport
Medium airport - 82 mi (133 km) Viru Viru International Airport
Medium airport - 90 mi (146 km) Monteagudo Airport
Small airport - 99 mi (160 km) Camiri Airport
Small airport - 119 mi (193 km) Capitan Nicolas Rojas Airport
Medium airport - 124 mi (200 km) Jorge Wilsterman International Airport
Medium airport - 144 mi (233 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chuqui Chuqui
- Puearto Pailas
- San Julian
- San Pedro
- Santa Cruz de la Sierra
- Santa Fe
- Villa Serrano
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.