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Description: 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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Some think it is scary, but it is fun if one is somewhat fit and into mining/geology.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The mine is probably what you would expect: a big hole in the ground which you might or might not find exciting. I do like mines so we headed there. Our tour guide, who was a retired miner, made our trip. He gave us a kind, personal, and detailed explanation of the history of the mine. At the end he... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

All we could see was the mine shafts, the old buildings and a great explanation from some retired miners that work there, unfortunately there are no longer tours of the mines, i guess it is unsafe and it would cost tons of money to rehabilitate , it is still worth going there just for the scenery.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I work in the mining industry so I was super excited to see the old mine and the tour is very enlightening. They discuss all the aspects of how they mined back in the old days. I also glad I was able to see this. Highly recommended

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nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Took local bus from Guanajuato and visited firstly the church and just behind the mine. Our guide was a student who was so enthusiastic. A very interesting trip - 35 pesos for entry plus a tip - would very much recommend.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

if you've seen mines in the area before, it's not an absolute must. but the tour is fine, the mine very busy with tours, and involves steep climbs so be prepared.

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Irapuato, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great Experience, you get the feeling of what was like to work in a Colonial era mine, highly reccommended for adventurous people, kind of creepy experience, not reccommended for claustrophobics.

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Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you like minning and stones, you will love the visit, if you don't even is a nice stop for most city tours where you can buy some beautiful stones as souvenirs.

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