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Mina El Eden

Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-3002
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Zacatecas
Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Nightlife
Owner description: This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities...
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Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Nightlife
Owner description: This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities and an underground nightclub.

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north east mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

you really can't avoid coming here when in Zacatecas... it's a great attraction you get to walk inside a mine and it's within the city, so you really can't miss this one... I really enjoyed it and learned many things about how mining was done in the past when Zacatecas just was founded. really recommended.

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Livermore, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was a great history lecture and visual experience, the guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of the questions the group had.

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encino, ca
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

well organized and narrated tour (seems like Spanish only though) Informative and entertaining. You will be walking a bit underground in a hardhat so mind your seniors and infants!

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Vienna, Austria
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A trip to the Mina El Eden is a must if you are in Zacatecas!! There are two entrances. I started from the one with the train (entrance to the bar and nightclub) and exited by the other one near the cablecar so I could then visit La Bufa. I was fortunate to have an outstanding guide whose English was... More 

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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. It is organised in such a way that even without the informative guide you would get a feeling for the history of the place.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is the attraction not to miss in Zacatecas. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide. Maybe he made the difference but the place itself is amazing. I would even repeat.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Yes, it's a mine which means you travel below the surface to learn a little bit about the history of the area, the people and the mine. Most tours are in Spanish with a guide and everyone gets a cool hard hat to wear. The deepest levels of the mine are now flooded so you can look into them, but... More 

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san benito
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

my husband went to visit this mine with the guys. he said it was very interesting. he highly recommends this visit.

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Porvoo, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The mine was a good experience, our guide was really fun and we got to see a lot of the mine. Affordable and interesting, but not mind-blowing

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Collioure66190
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Fabulous museum with minerals, fossils and gorgeous rocks from around the world. Lots of corridors, and illuminated alcoves where models of miners and native slaves bring the hardships of mining to the visitor. Extraordinary flooded levels with blue and green water. Huge glittering loads in which silver and gold were extracted. Very good commentary that had a bit too many... More 

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