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Mina La Valenciana

Guanajuato, Mexico
+52 429 119 4057
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Interesting and informative

Enjoyed our tour of the mines. A few things were hard to understand despite being a native Spanish... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Monica C
,
Bermuda Dunes
via mobile
Be prepared to work out!!!

The mine is managed by retired miners. They are very knowledgeable and pasionate about mining. The... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
757graciela
,
Georgetown, Canada
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This mine, started by the Spanish in 1558, has played a major role in silver production throughout Mexican history.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“mine shaft” (4 reviews)
“san cayetano” (3 reviews)
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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+52 429 119 4057
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our tour of the mines. A few things were hard to understand despite being a native Spanish speaker. They did a great job detailing the history of the mines and the work conditions of the miners. I agree with one of the review on...More

1  Thank Monica C
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The mine is managed by retired miners. They are very knowledgeable and pasionate about mining. The bocamina although 600 meters long, it feels like 6k on the way up!! Not much to see once you get to the end of the decend, but the guide...More

Thank 757graciela
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This mine displays a small walk through museum with miniature replicas of the town and beginning mines. You can also take a tour down into the mine. The guides are wonderful explaining all of the history.

2  Thank MPWheart
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Very nice very small collection, can be done very quickly, near the Diego Rivera house, well worth a stop and almost free (in dollars). Go but you will not spend very long there.

Thank Nathaniel B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

If you wish to learn about silver mining in Guanajuato, this is the place to visit. Two young students took us on a tour of the mine. They were very knowledgeable addable to answer our questions.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Great tourist attraction The mine was really unique very educational place. It's a big part of the history of Mexico. We totally enjoyed it, it was a little dangerous for my husband age (79) to walk down, so we decided just to stay and talk...More

Thank RosemaryLandaverde
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The silver mine tour is a 15-20 minute cab ride from the center of Guanajuato. The tour includes walking down (and therefore back up) 60 meters into a mine shaft. The tour is in Spanish. It is time well spent.

1  Thank Di2101
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

As usual in Mexico is not always easy to have info from web sites, so we first went to the MUSEUM de la mina la valenciana, thinking it was also the place to go underground to actually visit the mine, but it was not. The...More

7  Thank Alessandra C
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It was a really nice visit to the mine; we learned new things about this industry. Very interesting! It is worth the visit.

Thank David and Magda S
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have been in mines and caves all over the world and I am here to tell you this was no mine. It was a hole in the ground placed here as a tourist trap, Sure it was manned by people posing as hard core...More

4  Thank sonja410
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pamealva15
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un pequeño estacionamiento. muchos autobuses turísticos
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