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El Museo Bocamina San Ramon

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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Another side of Guanajuato

We all know Guanajuato for its rocky streets, its participation in Mexico's Independence, Don Quijote and the Cervantino; yet what many might not know is that Guanajuato is/was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
ereys
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We all know Guanajuato for its rocky streets, its participation in Mexico's Independence, Don Quijote and the Cervantino; yet what many might not know is that Guanajuato is/was also famous for its mines. This small museum/mine proved a brief introduction into the mining industry that still operates in Guanajuato (thought, it is not as big as it used to be).... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited a couple mines near GTO and this was a fun trip but it felt more like a disneyland version of a mine visit compared to the El Nopal Mine. You descend quite a few stairs into the mine, take a brief tour with a guide and you're done. I think the hacienda itself was more interesting then the... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Got here due to a taxi driver recommendation. turns out that he was getting kickbacks for dropping us off there. Price is average: $ 35 pesos (2usd), extra for using the restroom. Has 2 small rooms with some stones got from this and nearby mines. Then you walk 62 steps downstairs to reach a small cave with an hydraulic hammer... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Similar to other mining visits, the explanation is conventional and the descent is more dangerous (due to the slippery surface) than illustrative of the working conditions of the miners. Outside there are the usual shops but all in all it is not an essential visit in my view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This used to be a real silver mine. Now it's a museum/ mine. To go to the mine is fun but a way down not for closterfobic and people with high blood pressure.

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Thank diaza49509
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is a very short trip, about half an hour. I like that you can take pictures at the bottom of the mine with your hard hat. my mother in law enjoyed it.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

It's impressive knowing what went through back in the day to extract all the minerals and precious metals from this mine. You'll experience descending a few meters down and have a glimpse of how miners felt. The views towards the mountains are impressive and the site is very well preserve.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Very interesting place. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explain the history of the mine (tour was in Spanish and didn't inquiry of other languages). Theres an opportunity to go down some stairs into the entrance of the mine and this also shows you silver in its natural state (black rock). It was around a 60 steps that are... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

The place is very interesting as the guides are well trainned to let visitors feel like you are in an ancient mine. The stairs down to the mine are very well lighted and the helmets provided to protect tall people are a most. The garden surrounding the entrance is weel maintained and the place in general is relaxing and illustrative

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

This is about a 15 minute drive outside the city. You can tell they are on a shoe string but that's just one more reason to give them your support; the area depends on tourists coming to see their restored mine. And judging from the "before" photos, they did a really good job restoring this place. Be warned, at the... More 

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