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Bocamina SanCayetano

road guanajuato/dolores hidelgo km5 | to the right and below Templo Can Cayetano, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #26 of 30 Attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Museums
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Berlin, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had quite high expectations and were a bit disappointed. There's not that much to see. You step down 60 meters in a kind of tunnel and that's it. The interesting thing are the explanations given by the guides. Unfortunately they're in Spanish only, so we did not understand everything. It's a nice excursion but not really spectacular.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

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

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Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

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

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Los Angeles, California
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331 reviews 331 reviews
142 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you are in the area its worth a look. Better ready to climb many steps up and down, not for the handicapped.

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Morelia, Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

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

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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

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

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Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

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.

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Guanajuato, GTO., Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

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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