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Pozos de Mineral

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Ghost Towns, Cultural
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Type: Ghost Towns, Cultural
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Burnaby, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The abandoned mine site is not easy to find but worth the trouble if you can locate a Spanish speaking guide who is familiar with the area. We had such a guide - Cesar Gonzalez from San Miguel de Allende. He was great (cesar@sanmigueldriver.com) The hotel - Posada de las Minas - is beautiful and the restaurant is full of... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an amazing place. Art galleries, great food and streets that look like sets from old westerns. Old. Beautiful. Cannot wait to go back.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

real people do in fact live in this town, but the damage from its lack of upkeep remains. very interesting little town, but more depressing than inspiring. it's not like an ancient roman/greek civilization. the mines went broke, the town has some unfinished projects, and is now putting 'pueblo magico' name to the town to boost up its much-needed infrastructure... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were so very lucky to be recommended this little town for a visit. We were also very lucky to stumble upon a taxi driver who could go on at length about the history of the place (in Spanish). he charged us (4 people) 1000 pesos for a 6-hour trip to and around Pozos from SMA (6 hours was all... More 

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Paris, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Mineral de Pozos is the name of this pueblo rather than Pozos de Mineral as it is currently listed by tripadvisor. This old mining town that was almost totally abandoned is now coming back to life with an insurgence of expat Americans and Mexican nationals, mostly migrating from San Miguel, Queteraro, and Mexico City. It has recently been designated as... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We drove over for a Sunday visit. What a great surprise! Great little ghost town - but not for long though. Go visit now while it is still quaint. Had a great lunch! Easy drive from San Miguel de Allende. Will return!

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Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The ruins are worth the trip by themselves. Add to that the friendly people and some nice places to stay and you have a recipe for a great weekend. It's a small town so don't expect a zillion things to do but the place grows on you as you explore it. We went to see the smelting ovens just outside... More 

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Morelia, Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This little town seems just right for a movie set, maybe one of those movies named The Mexican or The Gringo. It's got Jerome, Arizona, written all over its face. But it's one heck of a lot easier to access than Jerome. Wander around, let your imagination roam, admire the church's inspiring interior, and settle down for a tasty meal... More 

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Queretaro, México
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This is a tiny magical town. It used to be an important minig town a century ago. Because of several reasons it has been abandoned. About 20 years ago a group of people rediscover this center which has been occupied both, by native mexican people in search of an identity developing musical prehispanic center and international travelers that had created... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This was a fun place to visit- kinda like a ghost town, but with more people! It was fun to see the old mines and to hear people tell stories about what the town was like back in the old days!

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