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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in...

This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in silver production throughout Mexican history.

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Very interesting part of history

Though our guide did not speak English, he was clear in Spanish and we were able to understand everything. Worth the small cost to visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
d7bythesea
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Ensenada, Mexico
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Hard to imagine these ppl, working just to die. We buy silver today, but to know then how it was located, retrieved, by blood, sweat, death, treated lower than the dust. Such an interesting place..it's a mine, so where good shoes, hold on to the rope, bring your flash on camera, you will step way down into the earth, you... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Though our guide did not speak English, he was clear in Spanish and we were able to understand everything. Worth the small cost to visit

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The tour of this important mine is in Spanish. But the cost is modest and it is the only way to enter the mine. The city is ringed by mines; most are closed. The guide may very well have explained the challenge of going down, but no one in my party had enough Spanish to understand. One member of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Nice trip. Good localtour guides, give an explanation of the history of the place and talk about the mining splendor of the region 15 min from downtown Guanajuato

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

It was a nice place with some hystorical remarks. One doesn't really enter into the mine, but you get some information of how the process was done in the las 400 years.

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Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Interesting place to visit. Perhaps too much commercial, but it´s worth to get down the 60 meters of the mine to get to know how gold and silver were taken way from the mine and sent to the rich europeans who were the owners of the mine. Be prepared for some stairs, hot and wet air.

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Fresno
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This mine is located in Valenciana (about 1 hr outside of Guanajuato) about a 3 minute walk from the Templo de Cayatano (also called Valenciana Temple). It is actually called Mina La Valenciana: Bocamina San Cayetano. I enjoyed the tour, although you only descend about 60 meters. Nowadays, the rest of the mine is closed to tourists. Here are my... More 

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Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

A walk down into a mine and back up, not for the faint of heart. Not exactly OSHA or ADD standard stairs and railings. Spanish language commentary provided by the guide, with touristy gift shops in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

It's an easy afternoon trip. If you have time, it's something fair to do outside the city. If you are short on time, I think it's okay to skip--you won't have FOMO :)

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

We went for the church and it was closed (like all Mondays!). Went to the mine instead and it was okay. Kinda interesting. All the workers there were slaves. Interesting bit of history. Not worth a trip out from Guanajuato but if you go to the church, the extra 35 pesos could be worth it.

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