Its really nice to go and see this attraction but you better be in shape cause its around 80 steps to go down and another 80 to come back up. take some water just in case
The descent into the mine is down steep, rough, uneven stone steps in poorly lit conditions, with a single rope handrail -- but is a cakewalk compared to what to young miners endured bringing silver ore to the surface for Spain. The guide spoke only Spanish, but very clearly. The mine has, and is surrounded by, vendors selling minerals, silver... More
If you are in the area its worth a look. Better ready to climb many steps up and down, not for the handicapped.
Getting there is kind of tricky, especially if you're not familiar with the area but once you're in Guanajuato, following all signs pointing towards "LA VALENCIANA" or "DOLORES, HIDALGO" and you will eventually arrive, about 10 minutes away from down town. Entrance is about $35.00 pesos per person (plus tip in case you decide it was a good explanation), there's... More
This mine is just behind and below the large San Cayetano Church in the small village of Valentiana. Guides take visitors 70 metres down steep rock steps into the mine to about 45 metres vertically below ground level. Hard hats are provided. There were no guides with English ability when we went. There are models of the development of the... More
We went to the bocamina on a tour. We enjoyed being able to go down into the mines and learn about the differerent stones that were found here. The tour guide was very intellegent and even made rocks interesting.
This museum is located behind the Templo San Cayetano. It is the most famous "bocamina" in all Mexico. Opens 10 to 6 seven days a week. 30 pesos to get in & take the tour. Plus a tip for the tour guide. You can learn a lot about the indigenous indentured slaves that worked the mines. How they suffered for... More
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