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Complete waste of time and energy

I have been in mines and caves all over the world and I am here to tell you this was no mine. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sonja410
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Janesville, Wisconsin
Nice mine tour

I'm totally into caves, but where I live there aren't any, so a mine was the closest thing that... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Karina M
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Los Angeles, California
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This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in silver production throughout Mexican history.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“mine shaft” (3 reviews)
“hard hat” (2 reviews)
“tour guide” (3 reviews)
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been in mines and caves all over the world and I am here to tell you this was no mine. It was a hole in the ground placed here as a tourist trap, Sure it was manned by people posing as hard core...More

Thank sonja410
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I'm totally into caves, but where I live there aren't any, so a mine was the closest thing that could fill that void! It is a steep walk down, and it's REALLY hot down there, so take that in mind. Other than going down into...More

Thank Karina M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

If you have never been inside a mine, 200+ feet under the earth's surface, you are going to enjoy it. The tour guide only and barely speaks speaks spanish. Believe me, you are better off this way, because most of what they say is inaccurate...More

Thank Louie G
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Our tour was lead by a former miner and his tale was extraordinary. At times it was difficult to hear/understand what was being said. My kids don't speak enough Spanish to have enjoyed this tour and as such I wouldn't recommend it for kids.

Thank Jacob D
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Kids, teens, and adults will enjoy this history lesson about the Spanish conquest as well as the Spanish Inquisition that lasted for centuries and reached the Americas. Prices are accessible and as always negotiable.

Thank Sobeida V
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The tour starts almost immediately when you pay and pass the taquilla. There was a vendor selling snacks. I bought a small torta because I was hungry. The guide explains the history of the mine by first explaining the saint that was supposed to look...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is not the first mine I have visited, but it is the first time I had to walk down into the bowels of the earth and then walk back up . . . all on rough cut stone steps and at some parts without...More

Thank windsorcottage
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The backstory of this mine is that it had flooded and was abandoned. When the Count took it over, he promised that if he was successful, he would build a temple (he was, and he did). The overall complex is interesting with some dioramas of...More

1  Thank gbruels
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Since you are in the mining town of Guanajuato, you might be interested in seeing a real silver mine. The entrada is minimal (10 pesos?). As has been said, you walk down a staircase into the mine, and then back up again. You wear a...More

Thank pomerantzen
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Although the guides only speak Spanish it is easy to follow the lecture. If you have kids with you this is an unusual must see activity.

Thank Barbara E
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