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Not for the faint of heart!

This mine, while interesting, definitely has a rustic and underdeveloped feel, and probably gives a... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
johntpt
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Toluca, Mexico
very interesting and historical

it is a very interesting tour and learning experience of early mining in the area. bring walking... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Endhir E
,
Los Angeles, California
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This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in silver production throughout Mexican history.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“mine shaft” (3 reviews)
“hard hat” (2 reviews)
“tour guide” (3 reviews)
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This mine, while interesting, definitely has a rustic and underdeveloped feel, and probably gives a good idea of the conditions mine workers had to and in some cases still endure. Be careful on the stairs, and rest awhile if you get dizzy from the stale...More

1  Thank johntpt
Reviewed 11 January 2017

it is a very interesting tour and learning experience of early mining in the area. bring walking shoes and be ready to go down into the mine via steep and uneven stone stair way. it can be stuffy at the bottom during a hot day....More

1  Thank Endhir E
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a pretty modest "mine" experience. You put on a plastic hat (hard hat would be an exaggeration. You then proceed to walk down about 60 steps or so with a guide narrating the history entirely in Spanish. We fortunately speak Spanish and it...More

Thank ReillyPas
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was very excited to explore some of the mines around Guanajuato, and the first one visited was Mina La Valenciana. For some reason, I expected more and felt a little disappointed how short the tour was and that there was not a whole lot...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The tour takes you down into a mine -- but remember, every step down you have to take back up. It was an exhausting, painful journey. At the end? A cheesy photo op. No lessons about mining or history of mining. Just walking down for...More

Thank Pailin9
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

When I say deep I mean that literally as one descends 300 feet deep into the mines via a series of staircases. Our guide was a former miner and I learned a lot from him. (I speak spanish and have no idea if he can...More

1  Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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...More

Thank hansulricha
Reviewed 30 July 2016 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...More

Thank kkwilks100
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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

Thank anzhelochka
Reviewed 1 June 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,...More

Thank bigeyes2014
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