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Mina El Eden

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Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-3002
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Activities: Group tours/train, Nightlife
Description: This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of...
This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities and an underground nightclub.
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I really enjoyed this tour and the guide really made his best effort to translate the information to English for me since I was the only one not speaking Spanish. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Ronneby, Sweden
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Ronneby, Sweden
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331 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this tour and the guide really made his best effort to translate the information to English for me since I was the only one not speaking Spanish. The tour starts with entering a train that takes you further inside the mine. From there you have a museum for different stones and mine equipment. After that you visit... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

An old Spanish mine turned into a tourist attraction is an obligated visit to El Eden mine. Take the guided tour and enjoy the history behind this place. Most of the stories are sad due to a period of exploitation of the indigenous people. This makes you appreciate the hard work of thousands that sacrifice their lives for their families.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is a nice and interesting place. Perfect for those who are focused in history, specially in how silver and gold played a pivotal role in Zacatecas development.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

During the day you can get a guided tour of this old silver mine, see exhibits, visit the gift shop, etc. At night, you ride a little train about a kilometer into the mountain and go to the club. Great drinks, dancing, and the cell phone reception was better than I have at home!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful and informative tour. We took the whole family here. There is so much history and beautiful minerals in glass displays to read up on. There is replicas of mine workers as well. You will have to wear a hard hat and bring a jacket! It gets pretty cold. This place is a night club a night but is not... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

to see the inside of a mine made with only indians slaves is something that makes you wonder. And see a actually vains of silver and gold.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I went as part of a group tour & would have preferred to chill in a cafe on a sunny plaza. The mine is interesting but we spent 2 hours inside going very far below ground. Though there was lots of air, my heart was pounding with fear of being underground & claustrophobic. Would not do again.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This attraction is a good experience to understand better the mines and exploration. Also is very detailed regarding how it was explored. The site is prepared for the visits and well organized. You can tak small kids (there are elevators, etc...)

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Believe it or not prices are cheaper than at downtown stores. We spent hours shopping in the downtown area and was able to compare pricing, we ran out of time to go back to this place to shop for items previously priced out

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La Paz, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Impressive tour given by a knowledgeable guide. Amazing collection of rocks and gems at the museum inside the mine.

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Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-3002
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Zacatecas  >  Zacatecas

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