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Minas da Passagem

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Address: Rua Eugenio Eduardo Rapallo 192, Mariana, State of Minas Gerais 35420-000, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 31 3557 5000
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Mon-Tue 9am-5pm, Wed-Sun 9am-5.30pm

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So we haven't seen a mine before, for us, we were fascinated. It's huge so you don't feel closterfobic. There are lights inside and some ground water too that makes it quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't accept credit card and the value is not fair. Must improve also the tourist safety during the adventure.

Thank Fabricioleal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You should think about that twice. Our opinion: save your money! The entrance fee is 60 R$ per person and the only nice experience was the ride with the cable car in and out. The young lady working as guide for our group showed no interest at all in giving informations. Questioning things (on portugués) seemed to disturb here looking... More 

Thank Jürgen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

So we haven't seen a mine before, for us, we were fascinated. It's huge so you don't feel closterfobic. There are lights inside and some ground water too that makes it quite interesting. The rise to the inside is quite fun too. Be careful of the days you go so there isn't much crowd. We went when there was nobody... More 

Thank Vasundhrarao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must see in Ouro Preto, a great place to go with family. If you have luck you might go with the good guide. Take money, its very expensive and they don't take credit card (60 reais per person).

Thank David A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

After a fun ride down with a cable cart, you arrive 120m under ground. Quick visit in Portuguese only. Not very much to see except closed alleys and a small lake. Very expensive 60 reals per adult (same price as the Iguacu falls entrance fee). Possible to dive into the inner lakes (for advanced divers only).

Thank Lionel V
United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

If you are visiting Ouro Preto with kids and you are in need of a fun activity, check out Mina da Passagem, an old mine that still has an operating mine cart that will take you into the depths of the old gold mine. The location gets extra points for character, with antiques and old farming and mine machinery decorating... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

The mine cart ride was The best part!! Every minecraft fans dream!! Once in The mine there was little To see but non accessible dark alleys. The tour guides did not speak any English, so unless you understand Portuguese, you will not find out any information. There is a lake. Interesting, but not amazing.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

After taking a 10-min line, you access the mine which is 120 meters below the ground through a cable car. After getting there is a guided tour of the mine, where you know the history and appreciate what's inside. There is an underground lake where people practice underground diving. It is interesting, especially for children. I found a little expensive... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

When I bought my ticket the receptionist told me it was a visit of more or less 40min. But that it wasn't the reality!!! We arrived, bought he tickets, took the old little car to go inside the Mina and the guide start to show us and explain the types of rocks, show us the lake and come back. That... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2015

We got there only to learn that the waiting line was expected to be 2 to 3 hour long! That, plus the price tag of R$ 38 per adult scared us. I've been there some 30 years ago with my school, and it seems to have changed little. It appears that, although only about 10% of the mine have been... More 

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