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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico

This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in...

This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in silver production throughout Mexican history.

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Deep down!

Submerge yourself in a very, very deep silver mine in Mexico. And then try, if you can, to imagine what it was like to work there!! The miners worked extremely hard, under less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Submerge yourself in a very, very deep silver mine in Mexico. And then try, if you can, to imagine what it was like to work there!! The miners worked extremely hard, under less then good conditions. The Spaniardscwere hungry for Silver and Gold and this mine had plenty of it. They tunnelled deeper and deeper. And they kept finding more... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and worth the visit if you know Spanish. Much insight into how the mines work and there are models to see before you go into the mine shaft. About an hour for visit if you want to stop in the store after. Don't miss when you visit the Templo Valenciana!

Thank kkwilks100
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

For those who are getting excited about stuff like geology and wants to know just a little more( but not really) about mining..

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

You can't understand the history and meaning of Guanajuato if you don't visit a mine. The city was built with and for the gold and silver mines. Listening to the local guides, you finally understand the work procedures and the miserable conditions of the miners, all of them indigenous. I'm sure my kids will remember this experience.

Thank bigeyes2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We had a group tour down the mines. Well done with dioramas that depicted various aspects of mining as well as a map that showed the various nooks and crannies of the mines. The tour allowed us to go down one of the mine entrances for about 60 meters - note that there are lots of stairs so it's not... More 

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had the best tour guide..He was so enthusiastic about the mine..that he had once worked in.. Unfortunately we did not actually understand him...as we do not speak Spanish..( we were with a Mexican friend of ours..who translated for him ).. You could feel the emotions & feeling of our guide..without understanding him.. Very interesting...and learning of about the history... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I give it two stars because they location was very beautiful and people were nice but there was nothing much to see they walked you down 60+ stairs and took you to the bottom where there was a mining cart and that was the entire tour so wasn't much to do if short on time I recommend doing something else... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Hard to imagine these ppl, working just to die. We buy silver today, but to know then how it was located, retrieved, by blood, sweat, death, treated lower than the dust. Such an interesting place..it's a mine, so where good shoes, hold on to the rope, bring your flash on camera, you will step way down into the earth, you... More 

Thank raine123
Ensenada, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Though our guide did not speak English, he was clear in Spanish and we were able to understand everything. Worth the small cost to visit

Thank d7bythesea
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

The tour of this important mine is in Spanish. But the cost is modest and it is the only way to enter the mine. The city is ringed by mines; most are closed. The guide may very well have explained the challenge of going down, but no one in my party had enough Spanish to understand. One member of the... More 

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