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Mina El Eden

Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-3002
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Zacatecas
Type: Mines, 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, 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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Vienna, Austria
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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California
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410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I enjoyed visiting, but it Izmir a bit of a whitewash. Truth be said, the indigenous people were horribly treated by the Spaniards. This site failed to directly confront this truth.

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

not expensive at all. The tour is about 1.5 to two hours long. Lots of walking up and down the stairs. Very very very interesting... Everyone has to wear hard hats. you enter the mine in a little train. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The history, the artifacts are very impressive. I definitely want to return with more family... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Full of history. Mine is one of the oldest in Mexico and was operational until the the late 1960's. The highlight of our trip to Zacatecas for our kids.

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