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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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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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It was a very good experience visiting this mine. Our guide was Eduardo and we had a fine time with him. He made jokes and our visit was very pleasant. I was glad to see that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
C0vad0nga
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit with family.or.friends is a minning place with some nice stores inside nice rocks and history insude of the place

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a very good experience visiting this mine. Our guide was Eduardo and we had a fine time with him. He made jokes and our visit was very pleasant. I was glad to see that we can have first rate attractions in Mexico. We are always comparing with the US and in this case I can proudly say that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fascinating experience.We went on a very interesting tour conducted in Spanish and we don't speak Spanish. We did not know that they conducted English tours nor were we offered the option of going on an English tour. We found out they offer English tours half way through our tour when we heard another guide talking in English.... More 

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Thank skewwhiff
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Our boys really enjoyed this!! Group of 8 and all ages.. Our tour guide was very informative, and funny. He made this tour enjoyable for us. I don't remember his name, but middle aged with glasses. It was great to see the minerals, the ways things were done, and the fountain at the end!!! The price was reasonable,even for big... More 

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Thank BRANDY C
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It's worth coming alone, as a family, as a couple. It's interesting, it has a guided tour with funny people. It has also a museum of minerals with rocks and gems from different parts of the world (quite big actually). And it also has a train that takes you out in the end.

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Thank tichyeia
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Definitely worth a visit if you visit Zacatecas which is well known for its silver mine. Mina El Eden was a real mine and now converted into a tourist attraction. You ride a motor train into the heart of the mine and the tour is less than 1 hour. There is a bar open for visitors in the evening and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Good walk through of mine shafts with excellent narrator. Much to see and learn including Spanish influence.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We went because it seemed like a cool thing to see. It was. I'd never been down a mine. That said, it was very busy and the tour was only in Spanish. We speak some but could not keep up. So we hustled along looking at everything the guide pointed to and then rapidly made our way out when it... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I was very grateful to have a guide who translated much of what he said to English, as the tour is all in Spanish - I initially thought it would be done via headsets and I could just opt for English! I'm very grateful to him for that as otherwise it would have been pointless. I expected the tour to... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A very enjoyable tour is offered. Quite extensive with much of interest. One takes a train into the mine and from there, walking quite a distance. At the end, an elevator takes one to the surface.

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