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Bocamina SanCayetano

Address: road guanajuato/dolores hidelgo km5 | to the right and below Templo Can Cayetano, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #24 of 32 Attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Museums
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Vienna, Austria
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the bocamina san cayetano; however, there wasn't too much see. My trip, however, was made special as I had my own individual visit with a very charming guide. I also chose to visit this mine as I am claustrophobic and the stairs and mine itself are both quite roomy, so I Did have any problems.

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Manila, Philippines
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I just visited this place a few days ago. It is worth the trip from the Centro of Guanajuato. To reach this place, at the town Centro, we waited for a bus at the corner fronting Mercado Hidalgo (across the street) very near the Turismo kiosk. The very nice gentleman there said the bus marked "Valenciana" passes by every 10-15... More 

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San Ysidro, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very interesting! First time inside a mine and it was a very good experience. Our guide was very informative. Better be in shape because you go down 60 meters and there are no elevators, we were very tired when we got back to the top. Take water with you. A must see when visiting Guanajuato

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Berlin, Germany
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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363 reviews 363 reviews
154 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
123 helpful votes 123 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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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