Cerro Rico, produced an estimated 60% of all silver mined in the world during the second half of the 16th century, when the ore contained up to 40% silver. It was the location of the Spanish colonial silver mint.
A considerable amount of the city's colonial architecture has been preserved in the historic center of the city, which are part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2023, processed by VisioTerra.