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Mina El Eden

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Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-3002

This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of...

This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities and an underground nightclub.

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This seems to be a major tourist attraction in Zacatecas these days. We enjoyed it but tired of it since our Spanish is not good enough to get the jokes. Don't go if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This seems to be a major tourist attraction in Zacatecas these days. We enjoyed it but tired of it since our Spanish is not good enough to get the jokes. Don't go if you are claustrophobic or think you might get anxious spending an extended period underground. We especially enjoyed the folk paintings depicting miracles related to the mine and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The town of Zacatecas was built around silver mining and a tour of this mine and museum in the center of town is a must for those interested in the history of this beautiful city. The underground tour begins with a short train ride and continues through the old shafts and tunnels. The mine is well-lighted and the walk through... More 

Thank kjg340
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been in different mine tours and I have to say this one is very good. You get to walk along a level of the mine and see different areas, minerals, and also the water at the bottom of the place. The guide was helpful and the place big enough to enjoy a good tour. There is also a... More 

Thank Javo73
Cebu Island, Philippines
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an exhausted mine that has been converted into a terrific tourism attraction, with lots of learning opportunities regarding minerals and mining methods. It's also kind of a museum with exhibits of various phases of pre-Hispanic mining, Spanish era mining, and modern mining methods. Excellent tour choice for kids and adults. Be aware that you will enter the mine... More 

Thank Richard D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It rains a lot in Zacatecas and this is the perfect way to end a couple for hours out of the rain. Interesting and our guide was entertaining so it was great fun.

Thank Virtuousbread
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They take you inside the mine and they tell you history of how they initiated years ago, plus they have a little museum of rocks as a tour

Thank Carmen J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Very interesting place to go. You can feel what is to be in a mine without any danger so it´s a place to all the family.

Thank Betty M
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

With so many museums and great restaurants in Zacatecas (plus a festival going on), I wasn't really planning on taking this mine tour. But as it wasn't too far a walk to the entrance of the mine from Gorditas Doña Julia, where I had had a quick lunch, and because it was an easy way to get the Teleferico entrance,... More 

Thank Nikorigrappa
Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This was my first party in an underground mine. The train ride was '!'. I was very impress by the 3D laser light show. Everyone was dancing and jumping to the world dance music while i was busy Shazaming all the latin songs i love. (Btw: the have wifi even though you are 120 meters underground :)

Thank Edwin G
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I'm not one for tours but I went there with Recepturz as part of the afternoon tour Zacatecas Traditional. First a visit to La Bufa a high hill overlooking the city. From there to the top entry of the Eden mine by cable car. All for less than $20 and then a tour around the old part of the city.... More 

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