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El Nopal Mine

Carretera Panoramica, Guanajuato, Mexico
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A nice easy visit, but you DO need Spanish.

We walked up here from the La Abadia Tradicional Hotel; it's just behind the Soriana shopping... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Progreso, Mexico
good if you have never seen a mine

This used to be a silver mine but the 300 meter walk is just horizontal and hardly creates the... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
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  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
21 Apr 2017
“A nice easy visit, but you DO need Spanish.”
1 Nov 2016
“good if you have never seen a mine”
Carretera Panoramica, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We walked up here from the La Abadia Tradicional Hotel; it's just behind the Soriana shopping center. (You can get here cheaply by taking any Soriana bus and walk a bit further up.) You pay your admission, can leave your hat and any bags in...More

1  Thank sierradave1
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This used to be a silver mine but the 300 meter walk is just horizontal and hardly creates the effect of being in a mine. Make sure you get one of the knowledgeable guides, their story at least creates a bit of an atmosphere

1  Thank 100countriesManagua
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Part of our the city tour was this mine. Good because we had a handicapped person in our group and there are no steps just a lot of mud. Good info provided by guide about mining history. Takes you down a long mine and at...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited this mine with a group and was not disappointed, unlike the other mines this is still a somewhat working mine for the students of mining. Our guide was a student and was very informative and took us through the short journey of the...More

1  Thank well_traveled_b
Reviewed 18 November 2015

It is a little entrance to a mine. It is interesting and a nice experience if you have never been inside a mine. It is a bit small, but it deliveres.

Thank Lingie L
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very informative tour with a guide if you understand Spanish. A real working mine used by the University students.

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 23 August 2015

In about 20 minutes you'll get a nice tour of the mine and learn about the life of the miners. It's very reasonable at 25 pesos (less than $3 US) and it's chilly in there so felt nice to escape the heat that day.

2  Thank MAPSO21
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great place to visit, interesting talk from the guides that takes you inside the mine, this is one of the places you should not miss unless you don't like this type of places.

1  Thank jose y
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We were on a guided tour for El Nopal mine. Explanation on how the miners were drilling a pattern of holes to get to 1-3 meters into the rocks. It's not claustrophobic, well lit. Entrance costs: 20 pesos Today, the Mina El Nopal is used...More

3  Thank Topaz2911
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Very interesting, many old photos and hands on stuff. You walk down a short shaft to emulate the miners day. Not for the claustrophobic. Thoroughly enjoyed. We went with guide, I think that improved the experience. The topography of the surrounding country is interesting, looking...More

Thank JackMackenzie
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