Mina de Guadalupe
Mina de Guadalupe
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,506 contributions
Nov 2021
Guadaloupe Silver Mine with protective wall around to protect the mine. Now owned by wealthy family who use the property for weddings and special events. One of several silver mines opened in the mid-1500's. On tour through Transportes Turisticos de Guanajuato.
Written December 8, 2021
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inov8or
Victoria, Canada51 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
This was a foundry where the metal ore was smelted but it looks like a huge fortress. I was able to take pictures of it from the outside. It is located on a deserted slope high up near the silver mines. Tours of the inside would be interesting although I don’t think it is offered.
Written March 24, 2018
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joanz359
Philadelphia, Pa 383 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is not longer an active mine and it was closed due to gases The gases are still being emitted The structure really was a fortress to protect the mine from being robbed there are watch towers and all of the extraction areas are inside. The size and the flying buttresses are something you would envision from Game of Thrones. The inside is largely in ruins, however, it is now being rented out for weddings and events, You cannot enter unless you are staying at the Villa Christina, the owner of the hotel owns the property, This is not a mine that you enter and go underground as you cannot due to safety reasons,
Written January 29, 2018
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Marie5466
Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico1,021 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Unless you are invited at an event taking place here, you can only see this beautiful fortress-like structure from the road. Named elephant mine for the obvious shape of the supports (elephant head with trunk), it is flanked by terracing, one layer of which holds a small virgin for protection.

Large enough for 1,000 people (but 800 seated) it is available for events such as weddings. Worth a quick stop on your way to, for example, Cristo Rey… Would be fun to see the inside. Looks like it has a lot of potential from the outside.

It was listed on a tour of mines I took from Guanajuato – felt a bit taken for a ride as we couldn’t enter any of them (maybe the tour should be called something else)...
Written March 14, 2019
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Mark M
Jalisco, Mexico272 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
We only drove by and stopped for a few pictures of the magnificent structure that was the smelter for the Minas de Guadalupe. The sheer size of the building was inspiring, the flying buttress(e) were very cool (we thought they looked like an oso de hormiga, but heard elephant, monkey and crocodillo as well). Comparing to the sugar mills in the Caribbean, the scale of these buildings is impressive. That much suffering accompanied the mining in the area is no Buenos, but appreciating the structures still matters.
Written March 23, 2017
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