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We wanted to visit La Valenciana mines so we took a taxi from the center of Guanajuato. The taxi... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Tampa, Florida
Quick glance at an old mine shaft

The tour is pretty nice. Your learn a bit about the mining history of Guanajuato, and the hardships... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

We wanted to visit La Valenciana mines so we took a taxi from the center of Guanajuato. The taxi dropped us at the Valenciana town and directed us toward the church. Well, it seems that there are at least two mines that you can visit....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

The tour is pretty nice. Your learn a bit about the mining history of Guanajuato, and the hardships that the native miners had to endure at the time. They also explain the extraction process and the different areas of the mine. There's a quick descent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

We got a lot out of this experience because it is SO CHEAP and pretty and we speak Spanish. We learned a lot about how the virtual slavery of the indigenous Mexicans by the Spanish in the Guanajuatanese mines sparked the Mexican Revolution - the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank perrossuertos
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The main feature of this place is a short walk down into an old silver mine. The presentation was in Spanish so I only understood a little. However, the walk down into the mine was steep, dusty, and interesting. Once we got to the bottom...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed January 24, 2017

A retired miner makes us don safety hats and shows us charrettes of the mines in the region. We get the info despite our very basic Spanish. Then, the descent....down and down, dimly out with rope hand rails ...not for the claustrophobic or physically challenged...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Roy N
Reviewed January 6, 2017

For those who were willing to travel down the minning tunnels built first on the back of the indians, then horses, finally steam power was used to mine and lastly electricity, it takes a lot of stamina to travel down the mine.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank PatriciaM10398
Reviewed December 5, 2016

For people with knee problems, probably should be avoided. The tour of 42 people was hard to hear what was being said. It did not have many rails, cars, or tools for mining inside the mine.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank rovenstinez
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We all know Guanajuato for its rocky streets, its participation in Mexico's Independence, Don Quijote and the Cervantino; yet what many might not know is that Guanajuato is/was also famous for its mines. This small museum/mine proved a brief introduction into the mining industry that...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank ereys
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Guanajuato has been a mining town for some time. Today, there are still active mines in the area operated by a Canadian mining company. The company, of course, will not let anyone visit their active mining operations or view the process. You can visit the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank traveleptica
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

This mine is located in Valenciana (about 1 hr outside of Guanajuato) about a 3 minute walk from the Templo de Cayatano (also called Valenciana Temple). It is actually called Mina La Valenciana: Bocamina San Cayetano. I enjoyed the tour, although you only descend about...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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