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Mina El Eden

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Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
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+52 492 922 3002
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This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of...

This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities and an underground nightclub.

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Another must-see in Zacatecas

This is one of the places you do not want to miss when you're visiting Zacatecas. Some of the guides do not speak English, but our guide did not really have that much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the places you do not want to miss when you're visiting Zacatecas. Some of the guides do not speak English, but our guide did not really have that much information to share anyway. A lot of what he had to say was cliches, odd jokes and hot air. Other than that, he was a perfectly nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've never been in a mine before, you should go. This is one of the most visited mines in Mexico. It's within walking distance from Zacatecas Centro (about 10 min.), just one block past Parque Alameda. The tour is interesting and you get to walk through a few (restored) tunnels of a real mine. Entry fee is 80 pesos... More 

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Thank Queen J
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La mina El Eden is THE "must see" place in Zacatecas: a little scaring train trip take you to the heart of the "Mina". A long walk let you discover a lot of interesting things about miners' life. You don't want to lose this...

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Thank Antonio M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's inside a mine, underground one must give some credit for that, but the place it's old plus the day we went it was going to be shut down early as it had been booked for a XV party, the place was empty by the time we were there apart from some families with small children playing around, I had... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly a trip through history. I can only imagine how the mine was operated in the 1500's. The mine was also a great example of historic restoration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great city attraction, a real mine adapted for tourism. You'll get familiar with the way mines used to work during pre and pot revolution era. Great for family tour, don't forget to hire a guide that will explains the stories inside the mine and the legends.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place itself and the experience is worth it. However, the masses of tourists and the feeling that we missed some interesting aspects of this place did not leave us. Try to get there early and not during local holidays.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It worth the visit. Kids were amazed about getting inside an old mine... we were not told there is rock museum inside, it is besides the train left us. It is very nice.

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the only not nice thing, was that the guide didn't speak English. All other aspects were awesome! Historical and very interesting!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Though we both understand Spanish, our guide spoke English, which made for much easier understanding during the hour-long tour. I've been to mines in Bolivia but it was nothing like this. This tour was rich in centuries of history, and its early history (slaves, dangerous conditions, sweltering temperatures) is unnerving. That said, we really enjoyed the tour and learned a... More 

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