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Wanda Mines

Address: South of the Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Puerto Iguazu
Type: Mines, Cultural
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Type: Mines, Cultural
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

nice tour. Founded by polish inmigrants , ( Misiones has been colonized by Poles and germans mostly) Wanda stands for Mary in Polish, And it refers to a Princes Wanda who brought inmigrants here in the 30's. Visit lasts 1 hour, it's about a 30' drive from Pto Iguazu (40 kmts) and you get to visit the semi & precious... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's a cute little place to visit and look at pretty rocks and crystals that have been uncovered and left in place to show off to the tourists. The tour takes about half an hour and then you'll be dropped off at the gift shop. There's not a lot to do but snap some photos and move on.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You can learn how crystals are made under the earth and buy rocks of all colors and shapes and many mystical meanings

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My sister in law and I enjoyed shopping for gems here. We both came back to Buenos Aires with some gifts for ourselves. Loved seeing so many natural gems in one place.

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Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We spent an afternoon travelling out to Wanda Mines and felt it was well worthwhile. We had never been in a mine before and it was really interesting. I would recommend it if you have the time. However, I bought a large elephant of agate and granite for a hefty price (they were willing to bargain a bit on the... More 

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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had never seen so many potential gems, not ever been to a mine before... The tour was very informative and beautiful

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Mines were great and we had a super guide, but you have to be good in Spanish or Portuguese to get the good ones. We were there during work hours and right after we left the mine shafts and the escavation área the mining teams started imploding mining áreas with explosives - GREAT :-) No doubt that this is... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You visit the mines where they explain you what they do there, how they extract the rocks and what they can find there. the whole visit is intended to sell you their product...

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Dolo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

a gennaio 2014 ho comperato a Wanda una pietra preziosa vendutami da un gemmologo/guida, dicentesi originario di Lucca/Toscana. La gemma è risultata essere un corindone sintetico.Non fidatevi di quel tizio!! e' alto, robusto, sulla sessantina,canuto e purtroppo dall'aspetto distinto. Non fatevi imbrogliare! Last January 2014 I was in Wanda, and bought a gem from a gemologist/guide in the mines (who... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you have extra time on your visit to Puerto Iguazu, I think is wirth visiting. The visit is short some 40min, and you can get in the mines and see the raw crystals! After the tour there's a store, with several overpriced items (as you can expect in every touristic attraction).

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